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10:06 a.m. … 9/11: United Flight 93 goes down

The heroes of United Flight 93 were ordinary Americans who reacted in extraordinary times. On a hijacked airplane heading toward Washington, D.C., possibly targeting the White House or the Capitol building, and with the knowledge of what had already occurred that morning with the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, passengers took matters into their own hands.

Ordinary citizens became heroes in their attempt to overtake the Muslum terrorists who had pirated the plane, and crashed it into the countryside of southwestern Pennsylvania.

I have written before of my special connection to Flight 93. My sister, a member of the George W. Bush administration, was at work in the White House that day. If Flight 93 had hit Washington as had happened in New York City and Arlington’s Pentagon, our family could have been one of the many mourning a lost one.

On the tenth anniversary of that tragic day, the crash site outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, was formally dedicated as a permanent reminder of the courage and spirit of the Flight 93 heroes. President George W. Bush, in office only nine months when 9/11 happened, unexpectedly became a wartime president that day with a determination to protect the American people. He and Mrs. Bush attended the 2011 commemorative events, met with the families, and took part in the ceremony.

Forty extraordinary Americans … my family will forever be grateful to the men and women of Flight 93 and their families for the heroism and sacrifice made that day.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” — John 15:13

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9:45 a.m. … 9/11: White House evacuated

The Twin Towers had been attacked by airplanes an hour earlier … Pan Am Flight 77 had flown into the Pentagon … and now United Flight 93 was being followed on radar flying toward Washington, D.C. No one was aware of the struggle going on inside that aircraft as passengers, aware of terrorism attacks earlier that morning, vowed to storm the cockpit and avoid whatever disaster the terrorist pilots had in mind.

The White House was evacuated at 9:45. Employees were urgently directed by Secret Service to leave the building and, as the evacuation was under way, it was stepped up as shouts told them to get away from the White House and Old Executive Office Building as fast as they could. Women took off their shoes and ran in their stocking feet out the White House grounds and onto the street and down the sidewalk. One of them was my sister.

Flight 93 would go down at 10:06 a.m. taking the brave souls with it who prevented further national tragedy. May we never forget the herorism of those on Flight 93.

LynnRMitchell.com remembers … may we never forget.

Cross-posted at SWAC Girl

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9:37 a.m. … 9/11: The Pentagon is hit

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At 9:37 a.m. on September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked by terrorists and flown into the Pentagon, killing all 64 people on board including the five hijackers and six crew as well as 125 people in the building.

LynnRMitchell.com remembers … may we never forget.

Cross-posted at SWAC Girl

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8:45 a.m. … 9/11: America is under attack as World Trade Center is hit

“We’ve defeated freedom’s enemies before, and we will defeat them again. … There is a difference between being alert and being intimidated and this great nation will never be intimidated.”

– President George W. Bush, 2001

8:46 a.m. It began with first one tower and then the other of the World Trade Center hit by commercial airliners. America was under attack.

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On eve of 9/11 anniversary, Americans feel less safe

9-11_RibbonBy Lynn R. Mitchell

On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorism attacks, Americans feel less safe in the wake of weak leadership, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that revealed:

 

47 percent feel less safe
26 feel more safe
26 feel about as safe

A year ago, 28 percent said America was less safe.

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Thursday is 13th anniversary of 9/11 terrorism attacks

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By Lynn R. Mitchell

This is the week leading up to the 13th anniversary of 9/11, an event we must never forget, and National Geographic Channel is showing documentaries every night during the week, as they do each year. It is always sobering to watch, listen, and remember that over 2,000 innocent souls perished that day at the hands of terrorists….

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July 12, 2007: Pres. Bush’s Prophetic Iraq Warning

By Lynn R. Mitchell

President George W. Bush, June 12, 2007.

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Second American journalist reportedly beheaded by terrorists

TerrorismBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Video has surfaced reportedly showing a second American journalist being beheaded by terrorists (see ISIS video purports to show beheading of American journalist by reporter Kristina Wong at The Hill).

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken credit for the murder of 31-year-old freelance journalist Steven Joel Sotloff.

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Long war

Wayne OzmoreBy Wayne Ozmore

We are in the long war with the jihadists—it will not, repeat not, end in our lifetime or our children’s lifetime. It is about our way of life and our belief in God. That is why we will be targeted in perpetuity. It is why we fight — to defend our God-given rights so that this nation shall not perish from the face of this earth. No apology necessary.

Background: see Forced to watch crucifixions, stonings and beheadings and taught to fire machine guns as big as they are: How Islamic State training camps for children are swelling its ranks with junior jihadis

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Wayne Ozmore is a combat veteran of operations Desert Shield/Storm/Provide Comfort. He has spent more than 34 years as a GOP activist, beginning at the age of 10.

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Operation Enduring Freedom: American POW freed

By Lynn R. Mitchell

He is reportedly the only American prison of war from Operation Enduring Freedom, and after five years of imprisonment in Afghanistan, he was released Saturday to American forces. The New York Times reported:

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George W. Bush: ‘9/11 Memorial Museum will preserve memory of that day for future generations’

9-11 4By Lynn R. Mitchell

On Thursday the 9/11 Memorial Museum was dedicated in New York City. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas has carefully and thoughtfully displayed a remembrance of that day. President Bush commented about the dedication, a day that most Americans will never forget:

“Americans who lived through September 11, 2001, will never forget the horror or the heroism we witnessed that morning. The 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City will preserve the memory of that day for future generations. It will honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives and the bravery of those who saved others. And it will help ensure that our Nation remembers the lessons of September 11th: that what happens abroad can affect us here at home, that evil is real, and that courage and love triumph over terror and hate. Laura and I thank all those who played a role in creating this inspiring tribute, and we send our best wishes to those gathered to dedicate it.”

May we never forget.

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9/11 Memorial dedication … America remembers

9-11 Flight 93A Mitt Romney Facebook friend remarked about today’s 9/11 Memorial dedication with words many need to hear:

“Wow … what an emotional start to a Thursday. Dedication of the 9/11 Memorial … I could not stop crying! Hope that I never stop crying about that horrible day, because that would mean that it wasn’t any longer of importance. I hope and pray that the rest of the world never stops crying about these senseless acts of cowardness causes by the evils on this earth because that would mean that we, as human beings, are lost forever.”

Never forget….

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