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."
"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."
"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."