We are quickly approaching the 20th anniversary of the tragic attacks on 9/11.
One of news 13's videographers Andrew Dedinsky was a part-time employee for "Windows on the World Restaurant" at the World Trade Center. It occupied the top two floors of the first tower hit in New York City. Luckily, he was not working that day, but he tells us nearly 50 of his co-workers died during the attack.
"I could've worked full time but I chose not to and I would have died. The young man who had the job I could've taken.. he perished along with everyone else," Dedinsky, said.
A few days after 9/11 he went with Newark police to film and document their relief efforts. He tells us they were overwhelmed by the outpouring of respect and support they received.
"Even in cafes, even through the windows people would start clapping, little kids when we stopped would come up and give the officers cards that they made," Dedinsky, said.
Dedinsky says the horrors of that day will stay with him forever, but he is very grateful to be alive and it has made him appreciate his loved ones even more.