What makes someone a hero? 

Having heard of other highjacked planes crashing into the Trade Center buildings, refusing to be victims, these men chose to take action that without question saved many lives.  There is only speculation as to what target the terrorists had in mind.  The White House? Camp David?  The Pentagon?  Who knows what the warped terrorists minds planned for United flight 93.  It is not known how many of the passengers and crew participated in overtaking the terrorists.  What is known is that these five men through phone calls from the plane gave hints as to their developing plan.   They chose to save lives of countless Americans.  They didn't set out to be heroes that day.  When the challenge arrived these men answered the call.  They went down fighting.  God bless them.  May we not soon forget what true heroes are made of.

"We’re going to do something. I know I’m not going to get out of this."..... "Are you ready guys? Let’s roll." —Todd Beamer

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Todd Beamer

Mark Bingham

Tom Burnett

Jeremy Glick

Lou Nacke

family photos via AP

United Flight 93, a Boeing 757 aircraft, departed from Newark, NJ, at 8:01 a.m. local time, bound for San Francisco with 38 passengers onboard, 2 pilots and 5 flight attendants. The aircraft crashed near Johnstown, PA.

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