I’ll Always Remember

My photos of the 2016 Remembrance events at the Flight 93 Memorial near Shanksville, Pa. with “I’ll Always Remember” soundtrack by singer/songwriter JoAnn Biviano.

Why the passengers of Flight 93 had time to act
Flight 93 was 41 minutes late leaving Newark Airport for its planned flight to San Francisco. This delay allowed time for the passengers on Flight 93 to learn of the other three hijackings via their cell phones, and realize their planned fate; being a passenger on a jumbo jet that would be flown into the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC, or perhaps even the White House.
As the Boeing 757 neared Cleveland, Ohio at 9:28am, it abruptly changed course and turned southeast. Just before 10:00am the plane was seen flying very low and erratically in the Pittsburgh area. While traveling at an estimated 500 mph, the 757 crashed at 10:03am into a reclaimed strip mine area in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, killing all 33 passengers, 7 crew and 4 hijackers.

Aircraft Down
Flight 93 hits the ground travelling at 563 mph and carrying more than 5,000 gallons of jet fuel, exploding on impact, and throwing debris into the nearby hemlock grove. There are no survivors.
Eyewitnesses report a fiery crash in the Pennsylvania countryside. A 911 dispatcher radios fire and emergency medical personnel: “Large aircraft down in the area of Lambertsville Road.” Arriving within minutes of the crash, first responders find a smoking crater, burning trees, and the ground littered with fragments of the plane.
Authorities quickly realized the crash of Flight 93 is part of the larger attack on the nation.

THE MEN AND WOMEN OF UNITED 93

FLIGHT OFFICERS
Captain Jason M. Dahl
First Officer LeRoy Homer

FLIGHT ATTENDANTS
Lorraine G. Bay
Sandy Waugh Bradshaw
Wanda Anita Green
CeeCee Ross Lyles
Deborah Jacobs Welsh

PASSENGERS
Christian Adams
Todd M. Beamer
Alan Anthony Beaven
Mark Bingham
Deora Frances Bodley
Marion R. Britton
Thomas E. Burnett, Jr.
William Joseph Cashman
Georgine Rose Corrigan
Patricia Cushing
Joseph DeLuca
Patrick Joseph Driscoll
Edward Porter Felt
Jane C. Folger
Colleen L. Fraser
Andrew ‘Sonny’ Garcia
Jeremy Logan Glick
Kristin Osterholm White Gould
Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas & Unborn child
Donald Freeman Greene
Linda Gronlund
Richard J. Guadagno
Toshiya Kuge
Hilda Marcin
Waleska Martinez
Nicole Carol Miller
Louis J. Nacke II
Donald Arthur Peterson
Jean Hoadley Peterson
Mark David Rothenberg
Christine Ann Snyder
John Talignani
Honor Elizabeth Wainio

“In those fateful hours, we learned other lessons as well. We saw that Americans were vulnerable, but not fragile — that they possess a core of strength that survives the worst that life can bring. We learned that bravery is more common than we imagined, emerging with sudden splendor in the face of death.”

George W. Bush keynote address September 11, 2021

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