Lucky I Was Late for Work

Date Submitted: 08/11/2002
Author Info: Antonio (Queens, NY - USA) 
Occupation: Other
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: Yes
Knew someone who perished?: Yes

I think it was about 8:00 am when I arrived at work thinking to myself is this good or bad. I just met my partner in the company truck downstairs and we were off. See, the night before we dropped off computers to AT&T in WTC and early that morning we were suppose to pick up the same computers.

We were on our way down there and about 5 minutes away when we saw a plane hit the WTC to our disbelief to think that a plane just really hit the WTC we kept drivinga few minutes later we got a call on our cell phones that maybe we should come back up and my boss was telling us that the world trade center was hit we were telling him that we were close we can see it. And after that call seeing all the black smoke coming from the WTC seeing everyone running I ran out and opened the back of the truck and started to allow people to get in so we can drive them back uptown. The day was total havoc seeing people crying and screaming throughout the streets made me furious.

Since 9/11 I am now an enlisted member of the United States Navy i hope to God that I will be on that ship in the coming next months that launches one of the jets that tracks down Osama Bin Ladin.

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who lost someone on that terrible day..

9/11 will always remain as a day of terror in one persons sick mind but in the hearts of everyone in the U.S. it remains as a day that has brought every person who lives in this great land together..


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