Harris in Shanksville honors heroism, courage of Flight 93 passengers
Harris in Shanksville honors the heroism, the courage of Flight 93 passengers.
Harris honors the heroism and courage of Flight 93 passengers in Shanksville Getty Vice President Harris reflected on the courage.
and unity of the passengers of Flight 93, which crashed near Shanksville, Pa., on Sept. 11, 2001, and called on Americans to come together as a nation to honor the lives lost during the terror attacks 20 years ago.
“In the most severe of situations, the 40 reacted as one in a couple of minutes.
They battled for their own lives and the lives of many others in our nation’s capital, Harris said during a ceremony at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, according to prepared comments.
“After today, my hope and prayer are that we continue to celebrate their bravery.
their conviction with our own, that we respect their unity by building our shared connections, developing our worldwide relationships.
and always living out our greatest ideals,” Harris said.
“This job will not be simple; it never has been, and it will need all of us to believe in who we are as a country and to go out to work together.”
The majority of Harris’ address was devoted to reflecting on how most Americans came together in the aftermath of the country’s worst terrorist assault.
She also highlighted that the days after 9/11 showed “how fear can be exploited to create division in our country,” acknowledging the prejudice faced by Muslim Americans.
“As we look back, we can see that the overwhelming majority of Americans were united in their desire to help families heal, communities rebuild, protect our country, and keep us secure.
“We turned toward one other at a moment of utter terror,” Harris added.
“That period reminded us of the importance and power of our American unity, as well as the fact that it is achievable in America.”