September 11, 2001 was a day that changed the world forever.
United States was the victim of several horrendous terrorist attacks that killed .
thousands of people and affected many financially, emotionally and mentally. The .
affects will be long lasting. They have already changed our sense of freedom and .
peace. Out of this horror, many significant heroes arose. Several men on Flight 93 .
came to the forefront by risking their lives and the lives of all of the passengers in order .
to abort the hijackers' mission to crash into the White House or another vital place .
which would have killed possibly hundreds or thousands of innocent people. These .
men were true heroes, and they should be honored in a special way.
FBI reports claim, after analyzing the cockpit voice recorder, that passengers on .
Flight 93 had launched a desperate fight against the terrorists. The report said that .
several passengers told relatives that they planned to fight these terrorists because .
they had heard of the crash into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Sounds of .
fighting and shout in English plus Arabic were heard. Detectives believe that these .
heroic passengers stormed into the cockpit to take on the hijackers. FBI director Robert .
Mueller says, " We believe those passengers on this jet were absolute heroes, and .
there actions during the flight were heroic." ("FBI tells of "heroes' on flight 93" pg1,2).
In addition, a north Carolina Congressman feels these men should receive the nation's .
highest civilian honor. Furthermore, Reprisenatiave Howard Coble says that these .
heros should be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their heroic efforts that .
prevented a greater loss of life.