September 15th, 2007
Doors @ 7:00pm. show at 7:30pm
Maritime Labour Centre
Last Man Out
September 11th Hero William Rodriguez in Vancouver
Maritime Labour Centre,1880 Triumph St. Vancouver, BC "Last man out" William Rodriguez shared his chilling account of his personal experience at the WTC on the morning and afternoon of September 11th, 2001.
Last man out of the WTC after saving many lives came to Vancouver to tell his personal story and what he experienced first-hand in the WTC on September 11th!
For nearly twenty years, this New Jersey resident was a janitor in the North Tower of New York City's World Trade Center. In 1996, he suffered an accident in the stairwell, then sued the Port Authority who in turn gave him one of only five MASTER keys for the World Trade Center. This key would go on to help Rodriguez personally save the lives of at least 15 people on 9/11, and aided NYC firefighters in saving hundreds more as he courageously returned into the burning North Tower to do his best to save the lives of his friends inside before the tower's collapse.
Honored five times by President Bush, William Rodriguez has helped draft and implement legislation on behalf of victims family members, in demanding the creation of the 9/11 Commission - during which his testimony was kept private and mysteriously excluded from its final report.
William shares a story that is not to be forgotten. His account of what really happened that day is shocking, disturbing, yet miraculous. His account contradicts a lot of what the 9/11 Commission Report says, and his reports of explosives in the sub basement before the first plane hit the North Tower caused the Bush administration to shun him, and push him off of the alter they had built for him.
William Rodriguez has given his powerful speech in countries all over the world. This however, will be his first trip to Canada. As a man who was actually there, Mr. Rodriguez is sure to be able to answer any questions we may still have lingering regarding what really happened at the towers that day. As an eyewitness, and a true American hero, there is something we can all learn from this wonderfully well spoken man.