'One hit the Pentagon and I stood up and I said this can’t be true'

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by Arrianee LeBeau

WVEC.com

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 11 at 7:40 PM

HAMPTON- Not a day goes by that Gloria Murray doesn’t think about her daughter Sandra. A picture of her sits on the mantel in Gloria’s living room.

"You never get over it. I think of her every day. When I get out of bed and come up that hallway and go through that door I always look up there," said Murray.

Sandra White was one of thousands of people killed in the 9/11 attacks ten years ago. The 43-year old mother of two was working at the Pentagon that morning. Her mother said she remembers September 11, 2001 like it was yesterday.

"I thought this must be a movie or something. What is going on," said Murray.

Murray sat glued to the TV watching the tragedy unfold.

"I don't remember the time now but after that the other one hit the Pentagon and I stood up and I said this can’t be true," said Murray. 

But the tragedy hit home for Murray when she got a call from her Sandra’s husband.

"About ten o'clock her husband called me and he said mama, Sandra when she gets out she has a cell phone. You’ll be the first one she calls. I sit there and waited all day long no call," said Murray.

Murray said every year she struggles to get through the day, but thinking of the good times she had with her daughter gives her strength.
 

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