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ARLINGTON, Va. – One NAFCU employee can’t hide her pride for her boyfriend’s actions on 9/11. “It was like everyone says: a normal morning,” Alicia Hosmer, graphic artist/copywriter for NAFCU, remembered of September 11, 2001. When the first plane hit the World Trade Center, she thought of calling her boyfriend, Jason, but did not want to disturb him. Jason is a paramedic in northern Virginia. When the airliner struck the Pentagon was when reality struck Hosmer. “I knew, with a disaster of this magnitude, they’d be calling in firefighters and paramedics from [all over northern Virginia],” she said. Her boyfriend called his mother, who in turn called Hosmer, to let her know that he would be reporting to the Pentagon. Hosmer did not hear from Jason directly until 6:30 that evening. She noted that no firefighters or paramedics were injured at the Pentagon. “I am proud he was there, as I am proud of him everyday for the job that he does,” she reflected, adding, “He feels very honored to be able to do what he did and help the people he did then, but I think he was just as proud on September 10.”

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