On 9-11-01, I was assigned with military duty at the Pentagon. I was watching a TV in my office area when American Airlines 77 made contact into the Pentagon about 50 feet and one floor below from where I was standing. I spent 30 minutes trying to escape by crawling on the floor through a office area filled with smoke. I was fortunate to escape. 24 persons died in my office area that day. Every day is important in your life. Live to take advantage of all moments with friends and family.