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“The Flight That Fought Back”

I couldn’t take my eyes off this account of Flight 93 on the Discovery channel last night. It was excellent. The passengers on that flight were such a cross-section of America, and the way they acted was so thoroughly, rousingly American–down to taking a vote before they decided to charge the cock-pit. The special repeated twice how one of the passengers who read a lot of history used to talk about how troops at Gettysburg had pinned notes to be sent to their loved ones to the trees, before they did their duty and marched to near-certain death. That’s exactly what the passengers on Flight 93 did, except with airphones and cell phones. May their heart-breaking and inspiring story never, never be forgotten.

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

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