The week of September 11th, Glenn will air a special TV program about 9/11. Friday on radio, he spoke about one of the survivors who will be featured on the special.
"His wife was living over in India with him, you know, he grew up in India. She was born in the United States and then moved to India. They got married, and they decided, 'Let's go over to America.' So they come February 2001. Neither one of them have jobs. Within six months, they're at the top of the world --- literally. She's working in the South Tower of the World Trade Center. He's working in the North Tower of the World Trade Center," Glenn said.
At 8:00 o'clock that morning, he wrote an email to a friend saying how he'd done great things in America, but felt like he needed to refocus on God and stop simply pursuing money and stuff. He believed something had to happen to get him back on track and put God first. An hour later, the plane hit.
"He was working on the 72nd floor, where jet fuel is coming down on them. He sees the wing of the plane in the ceiling. He's going down the stairs that's on fire. He stops at the 52nd floor, and he's just trying to get a hold of his wife to say, 'Where are you, honey? Get out of your tower. Get out of your tower.'" Glenn said.
Glenn then described how a firefighter and FBI agent kept pushing him to leave the building, which ultimately saved his life.
"He finally gets a hold of his wife at 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon because no cell phones are working or anything else," Glenn said. "So he thinks she's dead . . . he's convinced she's dead."
Call it divine intervention or whatever you will, but his wife had missed her train and called in sick. She never went to the towers.
"Here's this guy who has now gone on with his life, and he's doing exceptional things with his life because he's here in America. And you know what he's doing? He's going back to India, based here in America, trying to save the children off the streets of India that are sold in sex slavery," Glenn said.
When Glenn first met him, it was a remarkable moment.
"He looked at me and he shook his head and he said, 'It is a true honor to meet you.' And he was so sincere," Glenn recalled.
Glenn realized something from talking to him.
"He is unlike most Americans. He recognizes the exceptional nature of what we have, not who we are. What we have," Glenn said. "And he is on the front lines of standing up, saying 'Don't you guys get it? Look at what you have. What you have is exceptional."
Listen to this segment, beginning at mark 46:00, from The Glenn Beck Program:
Featured Image: Smoke pours from the twin towers of the World Trade Center after they were hit by two hijacked airliners in a terrorist attack September 11, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Getty Images)