On this day 20 years ago, Islamic terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. They murdered close to 3,000 people, including firefighters and police officers.
The terrorists on United Airlines Flight 93, headed to San Francisco, diverted the plane toward the nation’s capital. The passengers made a decision to fight back. They saved lives, though not their own. The plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
As a consequence of this horrible attack on American soil, airplane passengers will no longer remain passive during hijackings but take matters into their own hands — stopping terrorists even at the cost of their lives.
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