Monday, September 12, 2005

Flight 93

My daughter and I watched the Discovery Channel movie - The Flight That Fought Back. It was spellbinding. One part struck me profoundly, and that was when the passengers took a vote and decided to attack the hijackers before the plane was used to destroy others.

Isn't that so American? They took a vote and decided they were not going to be passive anymore. They were going to fight. They were going to fight for their lives.

I can't help thinking that is exactly what we as a nation decided to do. I wonder if the rest of us have the same courage as the heroic souls of Flight 93?

By risking their own lives, they saved the lives of countless others. Theirs was America's first battle against Terrorism.

And they won.

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