Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Joe Dittmar - September 11, 2001 Survivor

Today, ironically, the day after the Boston Marathon bombing, I had the privilege of hearing, firsthand from Joe himself, the story of 9/11/2001 survivor Joe Dittmar.  He was inspirational and powerful. He was motivational speaker at the NC Association of Health Underwriters Annual Symposium in Winston-Salem.

On 9/11/2001, Joe was attending a normal business meeting with representatives of various commercial insurance carriers at the NYC offices of Chicago-based AON Corporation, on the 105th floor of Two World Trade Center.  One of only seven survivors of the meeting of 54 insurance executives, Joe's sharing of his experience of that day gave informational, historical, and inspirational insight into one of the incredible incidents in U. S. and World History. 

Joe's eyewitness account of the sights, sounds, and scenes from inside and outside the World Trade Center on that infamous day presented an intriguing and gripping perspective on what really happened before, during, and after the attacks.  His presentation, for which he takes no compensation, had the audience spellbound and moved. 

He opened with a moment of silence for the victims of yesterday's Boston attack.  I felt honored to hear and be in attendance for his extraordinary presentation on this day, April 16, 2013.  Thank you, Joe Dittmar.

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