On KGVO’s Talk Back show today, one listener shared his personal story about the horrible events that occurred on September 11, 2001.

“My phone rang and it was from my daughter who was working in Hoboken, New Jersey,” the caller said. “On weekends, she worked at the hospital. She phoned the hospital and wanted to know if they needed her as an ambulance driver. They said ‘yes, get down here!’ She got to the hospital. There are three ambulances and the first two had already taken off. She got into the third one and it would not start.”

According to the listener, his daughter drove a small pickup truck. They put tents, chairs, and tables in the truck and asked her to drive to a park that was right across from the Twin Towers.

“They told her to put people into the truck so they could go to the hospital,” said the caller. “They said, ‘bring them here so we can take care of them.’ She drove down to this park. She erected the tent and phoned me again. She said there is no one coming across. When the plane hit, everyone that was below the plane ran away and escaped. Everyone that was above, perished.”

The listener said his daughter was on the phone with him most of the day and they were talking when the second plane hit.

“She said, ‘I have been sitting here watching and there is a plane coming in from the south,’” said the caller. “She said it was coming in low. She said, ‘Oh my god Dad! It ran into the other one!’ She was also talking to me when the first one went down. After a few minutes she said, ‘Dad I can’t believe it, but I don’t see the building there at all.’”

The listener received a call from his daughter later that night and she told him she finally got back to the hospital.

“She said they said they could not get in contact with the people who were driving the first two ambulances,” said the caller. “They drove up, got to the first building and had no idea what was going to happen. I still have a daughter because her ambulance wouldn’t start. Now she is in the medical profession. She saves people’s lives because she works with people who have had heart attacks.”

A total of 366 emergency medical technicians, firefighters and police officers were killed on that tragic day. It was the largest loss of police and firefighters in our nation’s history. 2,977 innocent men, women and children died at the hands of terrorists on September 11, 2001. We will never forget.

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