dinardo_marisaMarisa DiNardo (pictured at left) worked in the World Trade Center, where she was killed on September 11, 2001.

Her mother, Ester DiNardo (pictured above), came to StoryCorps to remember the final night she and Marisa together. They celebrated Ester’s birthday at Windows on the World, the restaurant at the top of the World Trade Center’s North Tower.

Marisa died in that same building the following morning.

Originally aired May 5, 2011 on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.

Photo courtesy of the DiNardo family