“For most people it is a memorial site at the World Trade Center. But for me I have a story for each name. Martin Morales: He was building his house for his mom … Another friend of mine, he was jumping back in 2001 because he got his citizenship,” said Sekou Siby, who worked inside the kitchen at the Windows on the World restaurant at the top of the World Trade Center. He says he has spent every day since Sept. 11, 2001 understanding that life is a gift, precious, something that can be lost any day.
Tony Moyet was a ferry boat captain for New York Waterway. His route would take him from Hoboken to the World Financial Center. “I was the first boat to start the evacuation at the World Trade Center,” he said. “I just called for more boats, more help, to get there as quickly as possible.”
On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy ordered flags to be flown at half staff in memory of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the terror attacks, 750 from New Jersey alone.