Saturday, September 10, 2011

World Trade Center - 9/11 Remembrance - #3235 - VIDEO: Pennsylvania: Watch Speech George Bush Gave at the Flight 93 Memorial - The Blaze (2) Courage of Flight 93 Victims Lauded at Dedication - Washington Times


Watch Speech George Bush Gave at the Flight 93 Memorial in Pennsylvania - The Blaze - The 40 passengers and crew who fought back against their hijackers aboard Flight 93 on Sept. 11 performed one of the most courageous acts in U.S. history, former President George W. Bush said Saturday at a ceremony dedicating the first phase of a memorial at the nation’s newest national park.  The hijackers intended to crash the plane in Washington but “never made it because of the determination and valor of the passengers and crew of Flight 93, that plane crashed in this field, less than 20 minutes by air” from the target, said Jon Jarvis, director of the National Park Service. Bush also pointed to what he called a shining example of democracy in action, referring to the group’s decision to hold a vote to decide to try to overpower the hijackers. “The moment America’s democracy was under attack our citizens defied their captors by holding a vote,” he said. “The choice they made would cost them their lives.”  The storming of the cockpit “ranks among the most courageous acts in American history,” Bush said.


Courage of Flight 93 Victims Lauded at Dedication - Washington Times - The 40 passengers and crew who fought back against their hijackers aboard Flight 93 on Sept. 11 performed one of the most courageous acts in U.S. history, former President George W. Bush said Saturday at a ceremony dedicating the first phase of a memorial at the newest U.S. national park.  The hijackers intended to crash the plane in Washington but “never made it because of the determination and valor of the passengers and crew of Flight 93, that plane crashed in this field, less than 20 minutes by air” from the target, said Jon Jarvis, director of the National Park Service.  Because of their efforts, the terrorists were denied their quarry, he said.  Bush also pointed to what he called a shining example of democracy in action, referring to the group’s decision to hold a vote to decide to try to overpower the hijackers. The Rev. Daniel Coughlin, who was the U.S. House Chaplain at the time of the attacks, called the sacrifices made by the passengers and crew “willing seed for freedom’s harvest.”  “They refused to be paralyzed. … They break the silence and decidedly act together. They do only what is possible in an impossible situation,” he said in the invocation. “Because they are your children, they find within themselves, true freedoms.”  Read more.......

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