Here is video of former First Lady Laura Bush speaking at a September 11 Remembrance Ceremony today in Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 went down as a result of the heroes who stormed the cockpit and brought it down short of the intended target in Washington D.C.
“Over the years, we’ve learned the stories of those last minutes aboard Flight 93. Passengers placed calls to authorities to warn them of the hijacking. We know they called family members to assure them of their love, and to tell them of their plans. One passenger called his wife and said: “I know we’re all going to die. There’s three of us that are going to do something about it. I love you, honey.”
And we know that in the midst of their fear, they were calmed by their faith. A crew member called her husband and told him they were going to rush the hijackers. Over the phone line he heard other passengers whispering the 23rd Psalm – “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For Thou art with me….”
Nine years ago in the skies above this field, and in Washington and in New York City, we saw the worst of our enemies and the best of our nation.”
What an absolutely wonderful and powerful speech.