Posts Tagged ‘Joe Lott’

A moving story about a 9/11 survivor

September 15, 2011

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).