Miami Remembers 9/11

Carl Covington


Jacksonville FL

I was a truck driver delivering diplomat cars to the World Trade Center. They were the last cars I had on my truck. I was going to deliver them the following morning (9/11) but after calling ahead the receiver said he would take them if I was able to get there before 9:00 p.m. that evening. If not, I would have to wait until the morning, which would have been a hassle trying to get a 65-foot auto transport rig downtown. As I was on the New Jersey Turnpike heading back to Florida the next morning listening to the radio about the attack, I thought it was some radio stunt at first. I stopped at the service plaza and while watching the news I thought to myself what if I had delivered those cars that morning instead of the night before. I wondered If I'd be here today.

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