Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial: 9/11/2001 Flight 93


June Jordan wrote, "To live means you owe something big to those whose lives were taken away from them."

From Wikipedia: On September 11, 2001, while on board Flight 93, Tom Burnett was able to call his wife four times on his cell phone after the hijackers took control of the plane.

Burnett and other passengers had been in communication with people via cellphones and learned that the World Trade Center had been hit using hijacked airplanes. Burnett was among the passengers who decided to fight the hijackers hand-to-hand.

Burnett called his wife, Deena, and reportedly told her, "We're all going to die, but three of us are going to do something" and added: "I love you, honey" before the call ended. He is survived by his wife and three young daughters -- Halley, Madison, and Anna Clare. He is also survived by an older daughter from a previous relationship, Mariah.

13 comments:

  1. Le temps c'est arrêté ce jour là ;o(
    Time is arrested that day ;o(

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  2. A poignant look back in time.

    My look back to the good old days on Decoration Day

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  3. Kate - thanks for visiting my EAGAN daily photo. Your snap today remembers veterans AND 9-11. Very sobbering snap.

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  4. So terribly tragically sad. A moving tribute, Kate.

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  5. This was so terrible. This is a very nice tribute to him, Kate.

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  6. Kate, thanks for checking out my Phenix City blog. I loved the quote.

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  7. The your, Kate, is a wonderful tribute to him in this Day.

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  9. Kate, yours I'd a very moving post ... It is good that we pause, reflect, and honor.

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  10. sorry, my typos are due to fat fingers on the small keyboard of my iPhone

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  11. May we never forget. I am a day late with my Memorial.

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  12. Perfect post for today, Kate.

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  13. How touching! You really did a wonderful thing today with this post. You made us remember real bravery and that even in the worst situations there is a choice to be made.

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