9/11 survivor speaks to North Miami leaders during memorial service

Tamyka Campbell was on 59th floor of Tower 1 during terrorist attack

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – An annual moment of silence will take place Sunday, marking the three attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, that killed nearly 3,000 people. 

But the city of North Miami paused Friday to remember the victims killed 15 years ago in the deadliest attack on American soil.

"All of a sudden, I heard a loud noise, and I guess that's when the plane hit," Tamyka Campbell, who survived the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center, said to people who attended Friday's memorial service.

Campbell was inside Tower 1 on the 59th floor and said she remembers clearly the moment the planes hit the World Trade Center. 

"I really feel blessed and honored that I am able to still be here and have my daughter here with me, because I was pregnant at the time," she said.

Campbell spoke in front of city leader and the police department Friday, and had this message to share:

"In spite of all the terror that we saw that day, there was hope," Campbell said. "There were a lot of people that showed love that day --- our service men and women. I am so grateful for them."