Last survivor of 9/11 attacks recounts experience

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When Genelle Guzman went to work on September 11, she never imagined that the World Trade Center would come crashing down. Guzman worked on the 64th floor, and when the towers came down she was buried in the ruble for 27 hours — longer than any other person.

As the last survivor to be removed from the wreckage of the national tragedy, Guzman says she give President Barack Obama a lot of credit for finding and killing Osama bin Laden.

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“When he was running he said he needed Osama bin Laden to be caught, he made that promise to the people,” Guzman said. “I think there is much closure now to the families, not total closure because they will always remember the loss of their loved ones, but I give him all the credit for keeping his promise.”

Four days after killing bin Laden, the world’s most wanted terrorist and mastermind of the September 11, 2011 attack on the World Trade Center, Obama came to New York to lay a wreath at the National September 11 Memorial to honor the victims of the tragedy.

Guzman says that it is a Godsend that Obama has managed to kill bin Laden, and says the highlight is that no lives will be lost while bin Laden is dead. Guzman plans to attend the opening of the memorial on the 10th anniversary of the attacks this September.

“It’s a blessing to be alive, and to be able to look forward to the event,” she said.