"He worked for me a Cantor," Howard Lutnick, tells ABC News, tears streaming down his face.
"He called my sister, just after the plane hit.
He said the smoke was pouring in, he was in a corner office and he's not going to make it out. Things are not good; he's not going to make it.
He just wanted to tell her that he loved her."
-Lutnick was the CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald. His brother was killed in the World Trade Center Attacks.
By Kassi Hite
On September 11, 2001 the lives of every American changed. At 7:59 am, 19 men boarded four American planes and used them to plunge into symbols of American freedom and capitalism. 45 minutes later Americans in New York City and Washington D.C. were runnning for their lifes. The rest of the nation starred in disbelief at the images on their TV's.
It was like watching a movie. Panic filled the air. Debris was falling, people were falling, and within minutes the World Trade Center Towers were falling. The whole country watched as firefighters, police officers, reporters and business professionals were pulled from the wreckage.
People were everywhere rushing to safety. Franticly calling loved ones to tell them that they had "made it out alive." People walked for miles in an attempt to make it home. Others roamed the street looking for loved ones who they had not heard from. The city of New York lay in shambles.
Thousands of people lost their husbands, wives, moms, dads, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, friends, teachers and coworkers. In the hours that followed Americans soaked any news that media outlets could give. This was later called the "the most horrific event of our lifetime." MORE...
HERE ARE SOME SPECFICS OF HOW EACH INDUSTRY HAS AIDED IN THE HEALING PROCESS.