32 years (1968–2001)
May 14, 1994 (Lisa Beamer)
November 24, 1968
Todd Morgan Beamer (November 24, 1968 – September 11, 2001) was an American passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked and crashed as part of the September 11 attacks in 2001.
|Passengers||37 (including 4 hijackers)|
|Fatalities||44 (including 4 hijackers)|
Lisa Jefferson was the phone operator who spoke for fifteen incredible minutes to passenger Todd Beamer on United flight 93, just before he and the other passengers took on the 9/11 terrorists and the plane crashed in Shanksville, PA.
Plan your Visit
Visitors are encouraged to budget up to three hours for a full site visit. There is no admission fee to enter Flight 93 National Memorial or the Visitor Center.
According to Jefferson, Beamer’s last audible words were “Are you ready? Okay. Let’s roll.”
A third flight, American Airlines Flight 77, flown from Dulles International Airport, was hijacked over Ohio. At 9:37 am, it crashed into the west side of the Pentagon (the headquarters of the American military) in Arlington County, Virginia, causing a partial collapse of the building’s side.
November 24, 1968
The hijackers in the September 11 attacks were 19 men affiliated with the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda. They hailed from four countries; fifteen of them were citizens of Saudi Arabia, two were from the United Arab Emirates, one was from Lebanon, and one from Egypt.
In total, twenty survivors were pulled out of the rubble. The final survivor, Port Authority secretary Genelle Guzman-McMillan, was rescued 27 hours after the collapse of the North Tower.
Svonavec, Inc. owned a 275-acre (111 ha) parcel, which was a reclaimed strip-mine. Michael Svonavec, working with appraiser Randall Bell, submitted a letter to the National Park Service in November 2003 with plans to build a museum and visitor’s center on his land.
It commemorates the victims of the attack on the Pentagon, which was struck by a Boeing 757 commercial airliner hijacked by five al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001, killing 184 people (excluding the hijackers). The memorial specifically honors the five individuals for whom no identifiable remains were found.
8:46:40: Flight 11 crashes into the north face of the North Tower (1 WTC) of the World Trade Center, between floors 93 and 99.
Definition of let’s roll
—used to tell another person or a group of people to start leaving a place or to start doing something “Let’s roll,” the sergeant shouted to his men.
|LeRoy Homer Jr.|
|Known for||First officer of United Airlines Flight 93|
|Spouse(s)||Melodie Homer ( m. 1998)|
Marvin Sirbu, professor of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University said on September 14, 2001, that “The fact of the matter is that cell phones can work in almost all phases of a commercial flight.” Other industry experts said that it is possible to use cell phones with varying degrees of success …
There is no entrance fee for Flight 93 National Memorial.
Can I bring my pet to Flight 93 National Memorial? Pets are not permitted inside the Visitor Center and on the Memorial Plaza,with the exception of service animals. Pets are permitted on trails and in the parking areas but must be on a leash no longer than 6 ft in length.
Consistent with CDC recommendations, visitors to Flight 93 National Memorial, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.
Let’s Roll! (Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage): Beamer, Lisa; Abraham, Ken: 9780842374941: Amazon.com: Books.
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“Let’s roll” was in common use on 1950s and 1960s police television shows such as “Adam-12” and (the original) “Dragnet”. But its usage on 9/11 changed its meaning. Todd Beamer, a passenger on the hijacked United Airlines Flight 93, called his wife on the plane’s seat back GTE airfone after the flight was hijacked.
Famously uttered by Harry Connick Jr. in Independence Day, the military phrase signals that a plane is just about ready for takeoff, says Mark Baker, a commercial pilot of 35 years and current president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
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