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The Real Story of Flight 93
NEWSWEEK ^ | 112601 | By Karen Breslau, Eleanor Clift and Evan Thomas

Posted on 11/26/2001 4:18:34 AM PST by InvisibleChurch

Edited on 09/03/2002 4:49:35 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Dec. 3 issue In the first few days after September 11, Lisa Beamer could not sleep for more than an hour. Then she would wake up and cry. She worried about the boys, David, 3, and Drew, 19 months, and the new baby due in January. David wanted to know why, if their father loved them so much, he had gone to be with Jesus. And there was that one nagging question. Why had her husband, a man so attached to his cell phone that Lisa had to confiscate it when they went on vacation, not called her from the plane? Other passengers had called home from Flight 93 to say goodbye and talk to their loved ones. Why not Todd?


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1 posted on 11/26/2001 4:18:34 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch
In the face of such bravery,I have to ask myself,do I have it in me?
2 posted on 11/26/2001 4:25:04 AM PST by cardinal4
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To: InvisibleChurch
“You don’t have to, Elizabeth,” her stepmother said. “I’ve got my arms around you.”

This is where I lost it...

Thanks for posting this!!!

3 posted on 11/26/2001 4:39:06 AM PST by Dog
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To: cardinal4
I think we all do...
4 posted on 11/26/2001 4:40:06 AM PST by Dog
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To: InvisibleChurch; Howlin; Republic; ohioWfan; Brad's Gramma; mtngrl@vrwc; JohnHuang2; LeeMcCoy
bttt
5 posted on 11/26/2001 4:40:58 AM PST by GretchenEE
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To: InvisibleChurch
The cultists should understand that if this happens again Mecca will be no more.
6 posted on 11/26/2001 4:42:40 AM PST by isthisnickcool
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To: InvisibleChurch; cardinal4
What a wonderful post for my first read of the week. Tears are running down my face. Just when I think I'm getting over 911, or at least, putting the pain behind me, I read something that stirs it all up again. This is the one for today.

I'd like to think most of us would find the bravery these men and women had in their last moments. If I knew I was going to die, no matter what, but could save other lives if I was proactive, I'd like to believe I'd be proactive. I also think I'd rather be doing something than sitting there in terror.

I also think I'd be pretty pissed off at these 4 boneheads (kindest word I can use and not get kicked off the board) that were denying me and my hubby and 3 kids a happy long life together. I'd rather go out swinging my purse at one of these jerks than crying in a puddle in my seat.

God bless these brave souls. And God watch over their families.

7 posted on 11/26/2001 4:45:16 AM PST by Weatherman123
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To: InvisibleChurch
On a humorous note:

IMPORTANT HIJACKER'S SAFETY TIP

Make sure that you don't hijack an airplane with a judo instructor and a rugby player on board.

I'm not sure which one would be more dangerous. The judo instructor would know the cool flash moves...the rugby player would just rip a hijacker's liver out and eat it on the spot :o)

8 posted on 11/26/2001 4:49:32 AM PST by Poohbah
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To: InvisibleChurch
BTTT
9 posted on 11/26/2001 4:52:31 AM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: InvisibleChurch
BUMP for a GREAT POST. I can't believe so few people have replied to this. I heard the story on Fox and found it on the web. Then I had to run a search to see if it had been posted at FR.

I don't know how to bump things to the bump list.

10 posted on 11/26/2001 4:53:43 AM PST by cake_crumb
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To: Poohbah
"I'm not sure which one would be more dangerous. The judo instructor would know the cool flash moves...the rugby player would just rip a hijacker's liver out and eat it on the spot :o)"

ROFLOL

11 posted on 11/26/2001 4:56:40 AM PST by cake_crumb
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To: cake_crumb; Miss Marple; Guenevere; illstillbe; lysander13135; Molly Pitcher; DJ88; OneidaM
Here you go..
12 posted on 11/26/2001 5:00:05 AM PST by Dog
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To: Pokey78; Hillary's Lovely Legs; Billie; Snow Bunny; COB1; Cyber Liberty; Slip18; kayak
Ping!
13 posted on 11/26/2001 5:01:43 AM PST by Dog
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To: Cool Guy; JohnHuang2; kattracks; blam; be-baw; YaYa123; Timeout; Teacup; Irma; Howlin
Ping!
14 posted on 11/26/2001 5:03:14 AM PST by Dog
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To: InvisibleChurch
Thank you so very much for posting this.
15 posted on 11/26/2001 5:03:40 AM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: Bitwhacker; kachina; ABG(anybody but Gore); Utah Girl; summer; Dog Gone
Ping!
16 posted on 11/26/2001 5:04:51 AM PST by Dog
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To: InvisibleChurch
When those passengers realized what was going on, they rose
in "rebellion" (the spirit that built America). This was the first
battle of this war on terrorism (before the rest of us were
really even aware). They were soldiers who became
absolute heroes. They fought back....and they
won...sacrificing themselves to thward the hijackers' plan.
They explemplified the spirit of America.
God Bless Them.
17 posted on 11/26/2001 5:06:31 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: InvisibleChurch
Courage in the face of death. I hope there will be a monument to the people on this flight someday in the PA countryside, where people can take their kids to see the true spirit and meaning of being an American.
18 posted on 11/26/2001 5:07:45 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: InvisibleChurch
These brave souls went through every imaginable human emotion within 30 minutes. Osama and his band of infidels will never achieve their goals.
19 posted on 11/26/2001 5:08:09 AM PST by nagdt
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To: cake_crumb
Sign the petition to create a memorial for the heros and heroines of UA93.
20 posted on 11/26/2001 5:15:52 AM PST by Vigilanteman
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To: Dog
Thanks so much for the flag on this.
21 posted on 11/26/2001 5:18:50 AM PST by summer
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To: Dog
Thanks
22 posted on 11/26/2001 5:18:54 AM PST by cake_crumb
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To: All
Is there anyway to put "mascara alert" on some of these :) I'm sitting in my office crying. I don't know if I could have done what they did.
23 posted on 11/26/2001 5:23:56 AM PST by DallasGal
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To: InvisibleChurch
Chilling!
24 posted on 11/26/2001 5:25:35 AM PST by Ditter
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To: InvisibleChurch
Great posting, many thanks.
25 posted on 11/26/2001 5:29:00 AM PST by jws3sticks
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To: InvisibleChurch
In between my tears, a big thank you for this post
26 posted on 11/26/2001 5:29:53 AM PST by apackof2
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To: Vigilanteman
Petition signed. Thanks for the heads up on it. Big PA BUMP.
27 posted on 11/26/2001 5:30:16 AM PST by cake_crumb
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To: Vigilanteman
Thanks for the petition link...signed and

Liberty Bump!
28 posted on 11/26/2001 5:33:50 AM PST by HiJinx
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To: Dog
Thanks, Dog...what a heartwrenching but heartwarming story...I would hope I would be brave enough to do something like this....
29 posted on 11/26/2001 5:34:05 AM PST by DJ88
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To: Dog
Thanks for the alert Dog. I couldn't ask for better inspiration for my first day back to work after vacation.

God Bless these heroes and their families.

30 posted on 11/26/2001 5:34:15 AM PST by be-baw
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To: isthisnickcool
"...The cultists should understand that if this happens again Mecca will be no more...."
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With all respect, as Flight 93 was to be the 'Fourth' Time, that day.

Why Isn't Mecca a smoldering pile of ash, in a 110 foot deep crater, now ?? ??

31 posted on 11/26/2001 5:37:36 AM PST by Alabama_Wild_Man
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To: InvisibleChurch
Breaks my heart to read this, reading it through tears. Had to stop for a break and to calm down.
32 posted on 11/26/2001 5:39:39 AM PST by Dustbunny
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To: mombonn; abner; Lizzy W
Ping!
33 posted on 11/26/2001 5:44:17 AM PST by Dog
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To: Dustbunny
"Breaks my heart to read this, reading it through tears. Had to stop for a break and to calm down"

I cried too. Makes me think I need another pot of coffee, to calm my nerves.

34 posted on 11/26/2001 5:48:02 AM PST by cake_crumb
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To: InvisibleChurch
Through tears of sorrow and love that these gave ALL. Will we do the same that they will not have died in vain? bttt.

AMERICA--bless God, as He has blessed us. Now is not the time to forget, or have others deceive us. We are 'tolerant' of many things, as our God is forgiving. But, we should not be TOLERANT of evil, as we are called to 'cast it out' where we are able, and avoid it elsewhere.

35 posted on 11/26/2001 5:48:42 AM PST by d14truth
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To: InvisibleChurch
I posted this within the first week and have updated it regularly as more info has come in.

THE HEROES OF FLIGHT 93

The acts of these brave citizens represented the first victory in this war IMHO.

A National Monument should be erected at the site of that crash.

Petition for the "Let's Roll" National Monument at the Crash Site of Flight 93

36 posted on 11/26/2001 5:49:44 AM PST by Jeff Head
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To: All
I posted this within the first week and have updated it regularly as more info has come in.

THE HEROES OF FLIGHT 93

The acts of these brave citizens represented the first victory in this war IMHO.

A National Monument should be erected at the site of that crash.

Petition for the "Let's Roll" National Monument at the Crash Site of Flight 93

37 posted on 11/26/2001 5:49:53 AM PST by Jeff Head
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To: InvisibleChurch
I'm PROUD to be an American!!!

By now, the rest of the world realizes they shouldn't misunderestimate our president, or our people!

Perhaps it's time to bring back the Don't Tread On Me flag, to fly alongside the Stars and Stripes.
Anyone know where to get one?

38 posted on 11/26/2001 5:51:01 AM PST by Bush_Democrat
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To: Alabama_Wild_Man
"Why Isn't Mecca a smoldering pile of ash, in a 110 foot deep crater, now ?? ??"

At the moment, our military is busy turning Telebunny wackos into smoldering piles of ash, in smaller craters.
REST IN PIECES, TALIBAN.

39 posted on 11/26/2001 5:51:22 AM PST by cake_crumb
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To: RonDog; ALOHA RONNIE; Alamo-Girl
Thanksgiving = Giving thanks, past and present.
40 posted on 11/26/2001 5:52:41 AM PST by d14truth
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To: cake_crumb
"I'm not sure which one would be more dangerous. The judo instructor would know the cool flash moves...the rugby player would just rip a hijacker's liver out and eat it on the spot :o)"

After the Flight Attendants had cooked it in the microwave, or boiled it with the carefully prepared water!! Yes, this was a tearful read, but an important one. I didn't know about the heroic attributes of all those other passengers. Boy the hijackers sure DID pick the wrong flight!!

God Bless all the families who lost someone on that tragic day. They will certainly never be forgotten; I'm sure the History books will be revised to include this story.

41 posted on 11/26/2001 5:53:35 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Dog
“You don’t have to, Elizabeth,” her stepmother said. “I’ve got my arms around you.”

This is where I lost it...

Thanks for posting this!!!

This is where I lost it too!

42 posted on 11/26/2001 5:54:18 AM PST by Dustbunny
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To: InvisibleChurch
Nice way to start the morning. Thanks for the post. Gotta roll now.
43 posted on 11/26/2001 5:57:15 AM PST by massadvj
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To: Vigilanteman
Petition signed !
44 posted on 11/26/2001 6:01:06 AM PST by Dustbunny
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To: DJ88
Thanks to the inspiration of these brave souls, in the future it will be a lot harder to hijack airplanes and turn them into missle warheads. And neither the Congress, the Justice Department, the President or any other arm of government will have anything to do with it. In spite of all the government rhetoric and propaganda, the strength of America is still WE THE PEOPLE!
45 posted on 11/26/2001 6:02:07 AM PST by B. A. Conservative
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To: Dog
You don’t have to, Elizabeth,” her stepmother said. “I’ve got my arms around you.” DITTOS ON LOSING IT HERE TOO
46 posted on 11/26/2001 6:03:35 AM PST by WIright
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To: Bush_Democrat

47 posted on 11/26/2001 6:05:40 AM PST by Jeff Head
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To: InvisibleChurch
But what if a pacifist had been on Flight 93?
48 posted on 11/26/2001 6:05:59 AM PST by Jack Wilson
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To: InvisibleChurch
Bump for petition.
49 posted on 11/26/2001 6:09:57 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: Dog
I am in tears.....
50 posted on 11/26/2001 6:10:37 AM PST by Guenevere
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