Monday, September 12, 2011

Flight 93-9/11, 2001



Two years ago I drove to Fort Snelling Cemetery to pay homage to the men and women who are buried there.  I watched a very moving burial ceremony of a recently fallen serviceman and walked around to see  the headstones in the newest section of the cemetery. I found Tom Burnett's headstone,  who was on board Flight 93 on that fateful day and who was one of the passengers who attempted to take control of the airplane away from the hijackers after learning what was occurring in New York and Washington, D.C.  Last night I watched an interview with his parents on one of the local television broadcasts. 

 Ten years does not wash away the sorrow. 


13 comments:

  1. His action was the right move and should be remembered if (God forbid) we are in similar terrorist situations.
    Cemeteries are places of feeling and often of learning. Thanks for this picture and your thoughts, Kate.

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  2. c'est vrai qu'en France, on pense souvent au WTC mais ne pas oublier les passagers du vol 93 qui par leur courage ont évités une autre grosse catastrophe, bel hommage

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  3. Just a year older than me. A true hero.

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  4. Thank you for this post, Kate.

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  5. The personal losses of the loved ones are incomprehensible and immeasurable for the rest of us.

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  6. So sad. I like this headstone though. Very nice sentiment.

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  7. Beautiful post Kate!

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  8. Lovely tribute to a very brave young man Kate.

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  9. If in the same situation, we would all hope to respond as he and his fellow passengers did, but it is so hard to know how we would face such extreme danger.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this Kate.

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  11. He was a very courageous man!

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  12. You b&w version is lovely.

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  13. Your photograph is a solemn tribute to a hero. I am so thankful that our country has honored them in such a touching way at the memorial.

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