Devon Smith is one of my dearest friends. Devon and her family lived in Arlington, Va., a short drive from the Pentagon, so when the terrorist attacks occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, I was naturally worried about their safety. Remarkably, her father, Joe Lott, was not in the D.C. area on this date, but rather in New York to deliver a business presentation- at the World Trade Center. His story of survival is compelling. For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Kathleen O’Brien of the New Jersey Star-Ledger told Joe Lott’s story … of how a simple gift from a co-worker saved his life. This is a moving story about a family I care about. Truly representative of journalism at its finest. I highly recommend reading this (warning: you may want to have some tissues on hand).
A moving story about a 9/11 survivor