On that fateful Tuesday morning of September 11, 2001, the world watched in horror as the United States experienced one of the most devastating and tragic events in its history – the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City…..CONTINUE READING....CONTINUE READING
While the loss of nearly 3,000 innocent lives were being mourned, one particular story caught the attention of many, and it was that of Godwin Ajala, a Nigerian who tragically lost his life in the midst of the chaos and destruction.
A promising life cut short
Godwin Ajala had migrated to the United States with dreams and aspirations like so many others who seek the American dream.
Godwin took the steps to achieve his goals, a journey that ultimately led him to New York City.
After doing menial jobs in the US, Ajala eventually secured employment as a security guard at the New York World Trade Center.
On the day of the unimaginable tragedy, two hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, causing them to collapse in a matter of hours.
Instead of running to save his own life, Ajala with the heart of gold helped to evacuate thousands of people from the building.
He held the door open for people running out, and repeatedly went back inside to bring more people out of the fire-engulfed building.
Ajala was said to have been exhausted after helping to guide many out of the building.
He fell into a coma and died the following Sunday.
His story is a reminder that the impact of such events extends far beyond the borders of the United States.
Families and communities worldwide were touched by the loss of loved ones, including those like Godwin, who had come to America in pursuit of their dreams.
Godwin Ajala’s legacy lives on through the memories of those who knew him, and his story serves as a symbol of the human spirit’s resilience in the face of tragedy…..CONTINUE READING