Friday, April 28, 2006

A Father's Thoughts on "United 93"

In "United 93: Filmmakers Got It Right", David Beamer discusses the new film "United 93". United 93, as we all recall, was the plane downed in a meadow in Pennsylvania on the morning of 9/11/01. It was the heroism of Todd Beamer and the other men on board that saved American lives even as they gave up theirs. Once they had realized that they were not merely being hijacked but would be used as a weapon to slaughter other Americans, they decided to go out as men and chose their own place of death.

Those who have suffered greatly, refused to wallow in self-pity, and have overcome, always have my ear. Mr. Beamer is one such man. Reading David Beamer's essay, I understand why his son was such a determined man that fateful morning with those other brave souls. According to Mr. Beamer who has seen the film, they have been appropriately remembered in "United 93".


At 4/29/2006 10:24 PM, Blogger ares8989 said...

I completely agree. Sensitivity cannot replace the pride one assigns to the last noble deeds of a loved one, or a hero. All we have is their memory...why hide it when we should celebrate it? Mr. Beamer's on it.


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