World Trade Center survivor Hector de Jesus shares his story

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Hector De Jesus was working on the 55th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

Every year on the anniversary of that day, he wears the same shirt and speaks with schoolchildren about his experience escaping from the burning tower during the terrorist attacks.

“It changed my life,” he told Danielle Hendrix for the Southwest Orange. “It really did. I lost a couple of acquaintances there. I may forget a lot of things, but I’ll never forget that day.”

This entry was posted in 9/11 Community. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Application period open for the LeRoy W. Homer, Jr. Foundation Scholarship

      November 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Warren Fire Department fundraiser for their 9/11 ceremony next year

      November 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    3. COVID-19 Survivors’ Online Support Group

      November 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
    4. Names to be added to Oyster Bay’s 9/11 Walls of Honor

      January 5 @ 8:00 am - February 10 @ 5:00 pm
    5. Applications accepted for the Detective Steven McDonald Memorial Scholarship

      January 6 @ 8:00 am - February 5 @ 5:00 pm