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Words to Remember ... from 9/11/2001

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by NightHawkeye, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

    “We’re Going to Do Something.”

    Tom’s last act on earth was one of the most courageous things imaginable. And his last words to his wife, Deena, are among the most inspiring I’ve ever heard. Those exact words are at the top of this page, and the bottom. They were spoken seventeen years ago, under conditions I hope to never experience. I’ll never forget Tom’s last words. I hope you won’t either.
    Tom: We’re waiting until we’re over a rural area. We’re going to take back the airplane.
    Deena: No! Sit down, be still, be quiet, and don’t draw attention to yourself! (The exact words taught to me by Delta Airlines Flight Attendant Training).
    Tom: Deena! If they’re going to crash this plane into the ground, we’re going to have do something!
    Deena: What about the authorities?
    Tom: We can’t wait for the authorities. I don’t know what they could do anyway.
    It’s up to us. I think we can do it.
    Deena: What do you want me to do?
    Tom: Pray, Deena, just pray.

    (after a long pause)

    Deena: I love you.
    Tom: Don’t worry, we’re going to do something
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?
  2. LaBèlla

    LaBèlla Well-Known Member Supporter

    United States
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    The first time I heard that recording it brought me to tears. The heroism they displayed is etched in our conscious. Only the Lord could inspire that resolve in the face of what they were experiencing.

    There are times in our lives when we can’t play it safe or remain in the shadows. We must be prepared to walk in the conviction we profess.

    This passage comes to mind in light of his words:

    Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed.

    Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.

    For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.
    1 Peter 3:13-17
  3. MehGuy

    MehGuy A member of the less neotenous sex.. Supporter

    United States
    Wow, I can't believe it's been 18 years.. I feel like a really old guy being able to remember vividly that long ago..

    That was a strange day.. saw it live on TV.. in fact when the second tower was hit the school bus was just coming and I had to dart out of the house to catch it.. ended the day sleeping hearing air force jets flying in the sky..
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