TULSA - A Tulsa couple is reflecting on their experience during the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Brian and Fran Boyd lived less than two blocks from the World Trade Center in 2001 with their then-8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son.
Fran had just dropped the children off at school when the attack began. "I heard the plane and then I saw the explosion," she said. "It was horrific."
Fran immediately got her children from their classrooms and took them to a friend's home.
In the meantime, Brian, who worked near Wall Street left work to go find his family. He learned at the school that Fran had the children, so he went to their apartment to quickly grab what he was able to get his hands on. "As I'm in the apartment, I hear this thunderous crash and realize the first tower had fallen," he said.
Brian left the apartment and began running for safety. Hours later he finally reconnected with the family. "It was great," he said.
"The four of us just hugged," Fran remembered. "The four of us just hugged."
Now, on the 12th anniversary of the attacks, the couple is thankful for what they have. "I think now what I feel is being grateful and thankful that I have my family," Fran said.
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