1. Lyzbeth Glick Best, Widow Of Jeremy Glick, Passenger On Flight 93
“I think to anyone who lost a loved one on Sept. 11, even 10 years later it’s still there. You turn on the news — I could be on the treadmill at the gym — and I see Sept. 11, I see Flight 93 and the field where my husband crashed, and emotions just overcome you. It’s not something you think you’ve put away. It comes back at times you don’t expect it. I’m a very peaceful person. I don’t even agree with war. I don’t believe in the death penalty. But that’s my personal belief. I know many families do want more of a revenge. For me, I think judgment comes in another life from here. I do have some anger, but I really, over 10 years, have tried to let it go. My life now — it’s very joyous. I don’t think you ever get over the loss or the pain. Just the other day I’m thinking, “He’s really not coming back this time,” or not in this lifetime, and 10 years later, that’s still difficult for me to accept. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t found joy in my life. I think somewhere along the way I’ve learned to separate the pain from joy. I’m remarried to a wonderful man, and we have two beautiful children in addition to my older daughter. He has adopted my older daughter, so he’s been a father to her since she was 4 years old. Life has moved forward. I teach college. I’ve had that job for almost 15 years. And my family is what’s important to me.” Click here to view this video.
2. George W. Bush, Former President Of The Unitest States
“I don’t spend a lot of time psychoanalyzing myself. I just know that when you’re the leader of an organization, you’ve got to be resolute, compassionate, and you’ve got to know what you need to do. And I knew what we needed to do. I knew we needed to use all resources of our government to defend the American people.” Click here to view this video.
3. Stanley Praimnath, Survivor, World Trade Center, South Tower, 81st Floor
“As I’m screaming, somebody on the other end of the floor had a flashlight and he was shining it. I crawl the entire length of the loans department, through the lounge, into the computer room, into the communication room. As I got closer to where that light was, I’m confronted by that one sheet rock wall that stood firm. Why this one sheet rock wall? Lord, if you wanted me to die, why did you bring me all the way here to leave me? I start pleading with this invisible God that I’ve heard so much about. And I can hear there’s a person behind this wall. This person is telling me, if you want to live climb over. You must think about your children, you have to do this.” Click here to view this video.
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