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Local Residents Recall 9/11

September 11th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

It’s been twelve 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 after, Peskin told WCBC News 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.


Former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich, at the time was a member of Congress and was actually at the White House during the initial attack…


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