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.”
Former Alaska US Senator Ted Stevens and four others were killed in a plane crash Monday when their DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter crashed near Dillingham, Alaska. Ted Stevens served as the US Senator from Alaska from 1968 to 2009. Ted Stevens was the longest serving Republican senator in history Four others of the nine passengers aboard the flight were killed as well, Terry Smith, 62, of Eagle River, Bill Phillips, Sr., Dana Tindall, 48 of Anchorage and her daughter, Corey Tindall, 16.
Former Sen. Ted Stevens and four other people were killed in a plane crash Monday.
Five of the nine passengers of a DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter were killed. Alaska State Troopers identified all of the victims in the crash Tuesday afternoon.
Dead are Stevens, the plane’s pilot Terry Smith, 62, of Eagle River, Bill Phillips, Sr., Dana Tindall, 48 of Anchorage and her daughter, Corey Tindall, 16.
The four survivors were transported to Providence Hospital in Anchorage with varying degrees of injuries – they are William Phillips, Jr., 13,former NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe, 54, his son Kevin O’Keefe, and Jim Morhard of Alexandria, Va.
Welcome to Obama in Wonderland … Barack Obama Preferred Lockerbie Bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi Release Rather Than Libyan Prison
Hey America, how is that “Hopey, Changey” stuff working out for you? Can Obama be trusted on anything they say?
Me think Obama dost protest too much … Remember when candidate Obama promised America “hope & change” and doing things different in DC? Maybe the Obama Administration would like to explain the following from The Australian reporting that the Obama White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi. And we were worried whether BP had anything to do with the release?
THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be “far preferable” to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.
Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.
The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, a week before Megrahiwas freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer.
The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens to undermine US President Barack Obama’s claim last week that all Americans were “surprised, disappointed and angry” to learn of Megrahi’s release.
DISASTER:Polish President Lech Kaczynski & Wife Maria among 88 Confirmed Dead as Plane Crashes in Russia
ALL ARE DEAD. Poland is in shock and mourning.
President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria and many members of Polish government were on the plane that crashed Saturday morning at approximately 10:56 AM local Moscow time in Russia killing all on board.
Polish president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria have been killed after their plane crashed on approach to Smolensk airport in western Russia.
There were conflicting reports today of the number of people on board the flight. Russian news agencies reported at least 88 people died in the crash near Smolensk airport in western Russia, citing the Russian Emergencies Ministry. They reported 132 people were aboard the Tupolev Tu-154.
But Polish officials said 88 people were on board when the plane crashed. Sky News reported 96 dead.
Pics and Videos can be seen here.
The death of 96 individuals, including the Polish President and numerous military leaders while trying to land in Russia to honor the Polish officers slain in the Katyn massacre is rather a bizarre and sick irony.
The Polish military suffered the deepest losses. Among the dead were the army chief of staff, the navy chief commander, and heads of the air and land forces, who were all making the emotional trip to honor the Polish officers slain by the NKVD, the acronym for the Soviet secret police at the time of the killings in 1940.
Some on board were relatives of the officers slain in the Katyn massacre. Also among the victims was Anna Walentynowicz, whose firing in August 1980 from the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk sparked a workers’ strike that spurred the eventual creation of the Solidarity freedom movement.
Let’s hope that Barack Obama attends the funeral for the Polish President and his wife as a sign of out allied partnership and just doing the right thing as a head of state. As stated, if The One can fly off to Copenhagen, he can fly off to bury a friend of the United States.
The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Saturday, February 20th, 2010 – Special Guests: Jossy Mansur, Tim Miller, Dr. Dale Archer, Blink from Blink on Crime and Robin Sax
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Tonight Dana welcomes special guests:
- Jossy Mansur – the Managing Editor of Diario Aruba discussing the death of Paulus Van der Sloot, the father of Joran Van der Sloot and the last person to reportedly have seen Natalee Holloway.
Joran & Paulus Van der Sloot
Not only was Joran a suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, he also confessed to killing her. What role did Paulua play in the cover up of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and what did he take to his grave?
Jossy Mansur, Diario
- Tim Miller - the Founder of Texas EquuSearch will also be discussing the death of Paulus Van der Sloot. TES took part
Tim Miller, TES
- Dr. Dale Archer – Clinical Psychiatrist discussing the following cases
- Natalee Holloway – the disappearance of 18 year old Alabama teen in 2005 in Aruba.
- Andrew Stack – the bizarre story of the 53 year old software engineer who burned down his home and then crashed his single engine plane in a suicide mission into the office building in Austin, TX because of being disgruntled with the IRS.
- Amy Bishop – the University of Alabama at Huntsville biology professor who killed three of her colleagues Further review of Bishop’s past would show that Bishop has a past. Bishop was arrested on assault charges at an IHOP and she was the shooter in the supposed accidental shooting death of her brother in Massachusetts 24 years ago.
Dr. Dale Archer
- Robin Sax, former Los Angeles County ADA will be discussing the some of the high profile case in the news like the Natalee Holloway, Andrew Stack and Amy Bishop cases in the news during her weekly segment ‘Nothing But the Sax’
- Blink - Crime blogger Blink from ‘Blink on Crime” will be discussing BREAKING NEWS in the Christine Sheddy case.
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Father of Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, Nigerian Plane Terror Suspect Attack Warned US … “Device located near his groin”
The United States had been warned about this terrorist as well … but much like the Ft. Hood terrorist Major Nidal Malik Hasan the warnings went unnoticed. I guess this Administration thought that Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab was not considered dangerous either.
Just a heads up, Strike 3 will be a successful attack. What is this government doing to protect it’s citizens? Think they might actually start taking these terrorists seriously. What say you Barack Hussein Obama?
Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, the father of Flight 253 Plane terrorist Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab had warned the United States U.S. authorities to his son’s “extreme religious views” months ago.
The father, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, a former minister and chairman of First Bank in Nigeria, is shocked that his son was even was allowed to fly to the U.S., family members told the Nigerian newspaper This Day.
The dad was meeting with security officials to discuss his son, identified as Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, 23.
The younger Mutallab was not on any no-fly list when he flew from Nigeria to Detroit through Amsterdam, Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.) told the Daily News.
Good Lord, these terrorist will stop at nothing and try every avenue to see what works to inflict damage, pain and death upon America. Is it still just an “overseas Contingency acts” or is it terrorism? Good grief, Terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab rigged underwear with explosives to bring down Flight 253.
As per CBS News, the Suspect May Have Employed New Technique for Bringing Explosives Onboard Planes Undetected. Isn’t this special. As stated by Atlas Shrugs, “The devout Muslim who attempted to take down the plane with a bomb had the device hooked up to his balls.”
In the end … No Problem Mon … Thankfully!
An American Airlines Flight 331 from Miami to Jamaica slid off the runway and crashed upon landing in Jamaica. 44 people were injured and 4 seriously; however, according to all reports there were no deaths. Thank God!
A tour helicopter and small single engine plane have collided in NYC on the West Side of Manhattan killing all aboard. The accident happened just after noon between Manhattan and Hoboken, N.J., and left debris scattered in the water and on the New Jersey shoreline.
The plane was a a Piper PA-32 that had just taken off from Teterboro, NJ heading for Ocean City, N.J. The helicopter was a Eurocopter AS 350 owned by Liberty Tours, a sightseeing and charter company.
Two bodies were recovered from the river within the first three hours after the crash, which witnesses said happened around noon. Seven others were still believed underwater.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters at a mid-afternoon news conference that the effort to search the river had changed from a rescue mission to a recovery effort, meaning authorities were not expecting to find any survivors.
Two passengers, including a child, and a pilot were believed to have been aboard the single-engine Piper PA-32 when it collided with the copter around noon between New York and Hoboken, New Jersey, Bloomberg said.
Five Italian tourists and a pilot were believed to be aboard the helicopter, an American Eurocopter AS350 operated by Liberty Helicopter Sightseeing Tours, Bloomberg said. iReport.com: See witness photos
UPDATE II: According to reports this morning on Fox News, a fourth body has been recovered from the Hudson River
Reading, Writing and Airplane Mechanics …
Flying the Friendly Sky’s, even if the mechanics cannot read English, Huh? Don’t you think that it would be a prerequisite to fixing a plane to at least be able to read the very repair manual that goes with said plane? How could the FAA allow such incompetence? The FAA tries to protect us from terrorism, makes us take our shoes off and search us before boarding a plane, yet the very mechanics who work on the planes may not even be able to speak or read English and the repair manual. GOOD GRIEF!
The following bit of news should probably come as a surprise to many and make one question the safety of airplane travel. A recent report from WFAA has revealed that numerous mechanics who work on airplanes cannot read.
There is evidence of years of problems in testing these mechanics. There is also evidence that hundreds of mechanics with questionable licenses are working on aircraft in Texas.
For every miracle we witness like the “Miracle on the Hudson” where a a plane lands safely an all aboard survive, sadly we also have the tragic stories like that of Continental Connection Flight 3407 from Newark, NJ to Buffalo, NY that crashed last night around 10:15 pm. According to reports from 2 On Your Side the plane went down on Long Street near the intersection of Goodrich and Clarence Center Roads approximately 10 miles from the Buffalo airport.
The Bombardier Q400, a twin-engine turboprop from Newark to Buffalo went down last night crashing into a home in Clarance Center, NY. All aboard and one on the ground were killed; 44 passengers, 4 crew members and one on the ground were killed. It was the first fatal crash of a commercial plane in the US since August 27, 2006.
The dead included 44 passengers, four crew members and a person on the ground.
A nurse at Erie County Medical Center said the hospital’s second shift had been told to stay late to treat survivors but was sent home before midnight.
“There were no souls to bring in and treat,” she said.
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority spokesman C. Douglas Hartmayer said there was little communication between the plane, Flight 3407, and the tower before the crash. Crew members aboard the flight from Newark Airport had not reported mechanical problems as they approached Buffalo.
- Concerned family members should call Continental Airlines at 1-800-621-3263.
- Residents in Clarence should call (716) 741-8930.
UPDATE I: Amature video at crash site
UPDATE II: Plane that Crashed was on Auto-Pilot
The commuter plane that crashed near Buffalo was on autopilot when it went down in icy weather, indicating that the pilot may have violated federal safety recommendations and the airline’s own policy for flying in such conditions, a federal official said Sunday.
Steve Chealander, a National Transportation Safety Board member, said the company that operated the flight recommends pilots fly manually in icy conditions. Pilots are required to do so in severe ice.