Sunday, September 13, 2009

Saving Quadriplegic Epic Moment of His Life

David Jolkovski/Jersey Journal photo - Taylor Siebel looks at the names of 9/11 victims at Bayonne's teardrop memorial.

For Peter Bitwinsky, who worked for the Port Authority on the 69th floor of World Trade Center Tower 1, the memories of the terrorists attacks are the strongest every time Sept. 11 comes around.

Bitwinsky was one of roughly 200 people gathered in Bayonne last night to commemorate the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The service, shortened due to rain, was at the teardrop-shaped memorial at Harbor View Park on the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor.

"It was a nice crowd despite the weather," Kubert said. "It's just a moment of remembering, and it's something I'm honored to be a part of."Bitwinsky escaped about 10 minutes before the building collapsed.
Together with seven colleagues, he carried a quadriplegic co-worker down 69 floors.


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