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Cumberland native reflects on World Trade Center experience on Sept. 11

September 11th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

It’s been nineteen years, but the memories are as vivid as yesterday for Lisa Peskin, a Cumberland native who was in the South Tower of the World Trade Center the morning of September 11, 2001 when Al-Qaida attacked the United States. Peskin was in New York City for a three-week long training session when the terrorist attack happened.  She was on the 61st floor of Tower 2 on a coffee break when the first plane hit Tower 1. Shortly afterward, Peskin remembers that  it was announced that Tower 2 should evacuate. Peskin reached the 48th floor when another announcement said it was safe to return. In a stairwell, too packed to change directions, she and the others kept going. Once safely outside the building, Peskin said her immediate thoughts focused on letting her parents, home in Cumberland, know that she was safe…