Remembering the Sept. 11 attacks is painful — even 20 years later. It’s a wound that never heals.
There’s an expression I heard the other day — “We should never ever forget. But we really don’t want to remember.” It’s so true.
I remember what happened like it was yesterday. I got a call that a small plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. It turned out to be a commercial jet.
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I went into the North Tower lobby past windows that had already been blown out. All hell broke loose. The water lines had been severed.
Ten minutes later, we felt a vibration. We thought there was an explosion in the elevator shaft.
I was told the South Tower had been hit. We had half the leadership from the Fire Department go from the North Tower to the South Tower.