Twenty years ago today, Islamist terrorists struck America. Across the country and around the world, Americans were left battered and broken in the aftermath of the first significant attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor. Life could never be the same after Sept. 11, 2001.

But life didn’t stop after that terrible day. Survivors had to go on, amid immense pain and suffering inflicted by those who would destroy our way of life. The question is how?

Tim Brown is a retired New York firefighter who survived 9/11. He’s also a motivational speaker who uses his grief and trauma from that day as a tool to help others work through their own issues.

“That’s what we do,” former FDNY firefighter Tim Brown says.

“For every person who was obese, pregnant, injured, disabled, there were four or five office workers, not cops or firemen, helping that person,” Brown says of what he witnessed that day. “And it made me proud of humanity, because we help each other. That’s what we do.”

Brown, now 59, joins this bonus episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss what he experienced on 9/11 and share how others can push past their own awful circumstances.

Listen to the podcast below.

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