Presidents George W. Bush & Clinton Honor the Heroes of Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA … September 11, 2001 … 10 Years Later
To the heroes of Flight 93, we remember you and we shall never forget … LET”S ROLL!!!
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”
Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton spoke today in an emotional event in Shanksville, PA at the unveiling of the memorial for victims of United Airlines Flight 93. The heroes of Flighty 93 were remembered today by GWB as he said, ” … they left something else, a legacy of bravery and selflessness that will always inspire America. For generations people will study the story of Fight 93. They will learn that individual choices make a difference. That love and sacrifice can triumph over evil and hate. And that what happened above this Pennsylvania field ranks among the most courageous acts in American history.“
Today was a day of honoring the 40 heroes of Flight 93 and remembering that your actions and what you do in life can echo an eternity. The heroes of Flight 93′s names are known to as all as a who’s who of what is great about America and her citizens. The heroes of Flight 93 were “We the People” who on the morning of September 1, 2001 became the first counteroffensive against the Muslim extremist terrorist. The heroes of Flight 93 embodied what is great in all of US. Against all odds, they said NO! They refused to be victims, they prevented what all know would have been a plane attack on the White House or the US Capitol. The heroes of Flight 93 gave their lives as they battled to take over the cockpit (VIDEO).
“The most likely target of the plane was the United States Capitol,” Bush said. “We’ll never know how many innocent people might have been lost, but we do know this: Americans are alive today because the passengers and crew of Flight 93 chose to act, and our nation will be forever grateful.”
Each of the 40 heroes names were read, followed by two bell rings. Sadly, even the mention of an unborn child was referenced reminding us of just how many truly innocent lives were lost. That was followed by a bagpipe performance of Amazing Grace and then Grammy-award winning singer Sarah McLachlan sang “I Will Remember You.”
Their names are permanently inscribed in our minds forever. Those who fought back against terrorism and foiled their plot of destruction. The gave the ultimate sacrifice and for that we shall always rememner you … GOD BLESS YOU ALL. We remember Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham (VIDEO), Jeremy Glick, Sandra Bradshaw, Tom Burnett and all.
Lorraine G. Bay, 58, East Windsor, N.J.
Sandra W. Bradshaw, 38, Greensboro, N.C.
Jason Dahl, 43, Denver, Colo.
Wanda Anita Green, 49, Linden, N.J.
Leroy Homer, 36, Marlton, N.J.
CeeCee Lyles, 33, Fort Myers, Fla.
Deborah Welsh, 49, New York, N.Y.
Christian Adams, 37, Biebelsheim, Germany
Todd Beamer, 32, Cranbury, N.J.
Alan Beaven, 48, Oakland, CA
Mark K. Bingham, 31, San Francisco, Calif.
Deora Frances Bodley, 20, San Diego, Calif.
Marion Britton, 53, New York, N.Y.
Thomas E. Burnett Jr., 38, San Ramon, Calif.
William Cashman, 57, North Bergen, N.J.
Georgine Rose Corrigan, 56, Honolulu, Hawaii
Patricia Cushing, 69, Bayonne, N.J.
Joseph Deluca, 52, Ledgewood, N.J.
Patrick Joseph Driscoll, 70, Manalapan, N.J.
Edward P. Felt, 41, Matawan, N.J.
Jane C. Folger, 73, Bayonne, N.J.
Colleen Laura Fraser, 51, Elizabeth, N.J.
Andrew Garcia, 62, Portola Valley, Calif.
Jeremy Glick, 31, Hewlett, N.J.
Lauren Grandcolas, 38, San Rafael, Calif.
Donald F. Greene, 52, Greenwich, Conn.
Linda Gronlund, 46, Warwick, N.Y.
Richard Guadagno, 38, of Eureka, Calif.
Toshiya Kuge, 20, Nishimidoriguoska, Japan
Hilda Marcin, 79, Budd Lake, N.J.
Nicole Miller, 21, San Jose, Calif.
Louis J. Nacke, 42, New Hope, Pa.
Donald Arthur Peterson, 66, Spring Lake, N.J.
Jean Hoadley Peterson, 55, Spring Lake, N.J.
Waleska Martinez Rivera, 37, Jersey City, N.J.
Mark Rothenberg, 52, Scotch Plains, N.J.
Christine Snyder, 32, Kailua, Hawaii
John Talignani, 72, New York, N.Y.
Honor Elizabeth Wainio, 27, Watchung, N.J.
Olga Kristin Gould White, 65, New York, N.Y.
KUDOS to former President Bill Clinton and VP Joe Biden for attending and speaking at the event. Clinton praised the passengers of Flight 93. What was most impressive of Clinton and Biden was their honest assessment of former President Bush and his handling of the horrendous events of 9-11 and the days that followed. Biden praised GWB for his bringing of America together on a day that could have divided us.
VP Joe Biden thanks President GWB for Uniting America following 9/11
“There has always been a special place in the common memory for people who deliberately, knowingly, certainly laid down their lives for other people to live,” said Former President Bill Clinton. “Ordinary people, given no time to decide, did the right thing…I hope and pray to God that people will remember this.”