New York After 9/11 | Picking up the pieces

I can’t imagine how terrible it would be to be a survivor of these attacks. Some lost a family member, a friend, coworkers. Others lost their homes. This is their story.

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3 Responses to New York After 9/11 | Picking up the pieces

  1. Lucille says:

    There are so many stories from that day which have stuck in my mind. One is of the Canadian businessman working for an American branch office in the North Tower. I don’t recall his name, but he was the last person out of that building which had been the first to be hit but the second to collapse. As you may recall, the plane hit the building quite high up whereas the South Tower had been hit lower.

    The Canadian was with a group of employees who’d gone up the stairwell which was on the far side from where the plane entered. As I recall, they thought they could be rescued from the roof, only to discover the doors were locked. Then everyone laid down on the floor to await rescue since that’s what they’d heard should be done when there’s a fire. One by one, they began to be overcome by smoke, the Canadian included.

    All of a sudden a voice spoke to the man telling him to get up off the floor NOW and go back down the stairwell. He ignored the message at first but it continued. He was very drowsy but he finally followed the voice’s instructions. The trip down the stairwell all by himself was horrifying. Smoke was filling the space and there was debris he had to plow through. Then he came to a stop because he found several feet of the stairwell damaged and some of it missing. Somehow he jumped and made it. When he finally reached the mezzanine, a security officer told him not to go out the door into the atrium because it was full of bodies of those who jumped rather than be burned alive. So he left the officer and went out the other door onto the street just at the time the building started collapsing.

    The next thing he knew, he was in a hospital bed with no knowledge of how he’d been rescued from where he’d fallen when the debris cloud hit him. His wife, who had looked for him for many hours, finally found him. He told her of the voice that he’d heard so demandingly instructing him to leave the building. And she told him that at the very time he was hearing the voice, she somehow knew he was still in the tower and she’d been fervently praying that God would make him get out of the building and save his life.

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  2. Lucille says:

    Sgt Jason Thomas #MarinesRemember911

    There are other videos in this USMC series which can be found in the right side listing. They are mesmerizing.

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