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5 Memorable Quotes from 9/11 Survivors

On the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, we pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11 with these powerful quotes.

This year marks the ninteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, a day that will forever remain in our thoughts and hearts. We hope these powerful quotes that were featured in uplifting stories of 9/11 survivors from our publication Guideposts magazine will be a source of reflection and strength.

On September 11 I always take the day off.  I want to be in a peaceful quiet place praying.  It is a day I both mourn and celebrate.

1 of 5/ Genelle Guzman-McMillan, 9/11 survivor

“On September 11 I always take the day off.  I want to be in a peaceful quiet place praying.  It is a day I both mourn and celebrate.”

          


I give speeches around the country.  I tell how Stanley and I made our way out of the tower.  Life is precious, I tell them.  It can be gone in an instant.

2 of 5/ Brian Clark, 9/11 survivor

“I give speeches around the country.  I tell how Stanley and I made our way out of the tower.  Life is precious, I tell them.  It can be gone in an instant.”

I still have the shoes I wore to work that day.  The soles are melted and they’re caked in ash.  I keep them in a shoebox with the word “deliverance” written all around it.  They’re kind of like my ark, a reminder of God’s presence and the life I owe to him.

3 of 5/ Stanley Praimnath, 9/11 survivor

“I still have the shoes I wore to work that day.  The soles are melted and they’re caked in ash.  I keep them in a shoebox with the word “deliverance” written all around it.  They’re kind of like my ark, a reminder of God’s presence and the life I owe to him.”


When Americans lend a hand to one another, nothing is impossible.  We’re not about what happened on 9/11.  We’re about what happened on 9/12.

4 of 5/ Jeff Parness, founder of New York Says Thank You

“When Americans lend a hand to one another, nothing is impossible.  We’re not about what happened on 9/11.  We’re about what happened on 9/12.”

        


I may never know the answers to the questions that plagued me after 9/11.  But I know if we lean on God and each other we will be guided to a better, brighter future.

5 of 5/ Michael Hingson, 9/11 survivor

“I may never know the answers to the questions that plagued me after 9/11.  But I know if we lean on God and each other we will be guided to a better, brighter future.”

           

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