Today I want to remember the heros on United Flight 93.
The hijackers that morning had defeated every layer of official defense by 8am. The hijacker's comrades had already successfully completed their devastating attacks. Less than 30 minutes after their own flight was hijacked, Flight 93's passengers made the decision that they were not going to be idle, or passive.
At the cost of their lives, this group of unprepared, unarmed, untrained, quite ordinary and yet extraordinary Americans won their victory, saved the lives of countless innocents on the ground, and preserved one of our nation's important symbols. Armed terrorists who trained for this operation for years were defeated in only a few minutes by the first Americans in a position to resist; and armed only with the strength of their character.
I'd be ecstatic if I could muster even a tiny percentage of the moral and physical courage displayed on that flight. God bless them and their families. "Let's roll!"