It was 10 years ago yesterday we all were in shock as the chaos and tragedy unfolded before our eyes. It was also a day we vowed to “Never Forget”. I was glued to the TV yesterday watching specials, footage from that day, the documentary on Ladder 1 and so much more. This morning while surfing internet I came across this interesting piece on Yahoo and wanted to share with you. Some pretty interesting stuff. Today, if you haven’t already done so, renew your vows to “Never Forget”.
1. 20 people were pulled from the rubble alive
According to 9/11 research on World Trade Center survivors, 20 people were pulled from the rubble alive. Among the survivors were John McLoughlin and William Jimeno, two Port Authority policemen, who were rescued after being buried in debris around a freight elevator for about 13 and 21 hours. They were the subject of the 2006 Oliver Stone film ‘World Trade Center.’
Pasquale Buzzelli, a structural engineer for the Port Authority, and Genelle Guzman, a secretary, were in offices on the 64th floor of the North Tower when the building was hit. Buzzelli was knocked unconscious for three hours, and awoke on a hill of rubble, looking at the sky. Suffering from a broken foot, cuts and a concussion, he was removed by rescue workers and evacuated on a stretcher. Guzman, who was just below the surface, was rescued more than 27 hours after the Tower fell. Her leg was crushed but she fully recovered within four months.