Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Flight 93

Todd Beamer's dad weighs in on the flight and the film in the WSJ.


Blogger Garry Wilmore said...

FYI, even though I almost never go to see an R-rated movie, I am going to make an exception for this one. I've talked to Sheila about it, as well as Vanessa, and I think I will go to see it alone because it may be too intense and gut-wrenching for Vanessa, and perhaps Sheila as well. If I decide that either or both of them can handle it, I'll probably see it again.

But I agree that this is a story that needs to be told and retold and remembered. Speaking for myself, I can't get enough of the story of Flight 93, and I've read both major books published thus far about the story, as well as countless articles and columns both in cyberspace and in print. All my life I have been fascinated by stories of desperate, heroic, hopeless battles fought for noble causes, and Flight 93 has, in my own mind, become a 21st-century version of Thermopylae or the Alamo. The Greeks hallow the memory of Leonidas and his 300 Spartans, and I hope we can do the same for our 40 flight attendants, pilots, and ordinary citizens who, by taking a stand when it really mattered and sacrificing themselves as they did, gave us all something to cheer about on that horrifying day.

7:48 AM  

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