Skip to comments.Bush weeps for hero
Posted on 09/30/2001 10:20:14 PM PDT by Jewels1091
THE wife of suicide jet hero Todd Beamer told last night how President Bush wept as he comforted her with a hug. Lisa Beamer, whose husband died leading a gallant passenger fightback, had a poignant White House meeting with Mr Bush and his wife Laura last week. The presidents emotion overflowed as he paid tribute to Todd and the others who gave their lives to foil a hijackers attack on Washington. Pregnant mum-of-two Lisa, 32, said: We shook hands at first. But then he hugged me and his wife did too. His eyes filled up with tears a couple of times during the meeting and they werent crocodile tears. I know the President feels our pain. There was no hint of authority in his voice. He was just a man who cares. It wasnt like to talking to the worlds most powerful man, it was like talking to a friend or a neighbour. Poignant ... widow Lisa meets President Bush But the presidents gentle words were followed by a steely pledge to hunt down the terror bosses responsible for about 6,000 deaths. Blonde Lisa said: The president just wanted to say thank you. He thanked us for Todds actions and for our courage since it happened. Mr Bush said it had given great encouragement to the nation. He told me Todd and the other guys who fought back saved many more lives on the ground. Computer executive Todd, 32, was held at knifepoint when fanatical hijackers took control of United Airlines flight 93 shortly after it took off from Newark bound for San Francisco. The maniacs killed a passenger and injured both pilots but 6ft tall fitness fan Todd gathered a beefy gang of passengers to hit back. Their struggle ended with the plane crashing into open land in Pennsylvania, killing all on board. But they prevented it reaching its target, believed to have been the White House or Capitol building. The story of the mid-air battle unfolded after sales executive Todd called a mobile phone operator and asked her to pass on his love to his family. His now famous last words, heard over the open mobile line, were: Are you guys ready? Lets roll. Brave Lisa smiled as she told how Todd would say Lets roll as he gathered sons David, three, and Drew, one, for family outings. Lisa, from leafy Cranbury, New Jersey, then recalled: "September 11 started out as an ordinary day. Todd had a meeting in San Francisco and was getting the 8am flight. He got dressed quietly to avoid waking me or the kids. "It was usually his habit to give me a little kiss on the forehead if he left when I was asleep and Im sure thats how he would have said goodbye.
O.k.,enough tears,LET'S ROLL!!
Todd's quote of "Lets Roll" is a great inspiration.
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