Mark Bingham - Our Hero

  • hawkeye7

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    Sep 10, 2011 11:23 PM GMT
    It has been 10 years since one of our own gave his life for all of us. I only met him once and it was just a few days before 9/11. He was very charming and so was his boyfriend, they were two really nice guys.
    Mark Bingham, Todd Beamer, CeeCee Lyles, Marion Briton and the other heros who died on flight 93, as well as everyone we lost that day would never have wanted us to remember them with sorrow and saddness. I want this day to become something more. We owe them that.

    Celebrate, Volunteer, Create, Laugh, Love, Teach. Give. Hug your friends and family. Live your best life!

    Start being the man you really want to be. I am sure going to try.
    Remember Mark is watching.
  • Yangtze

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    Sep 11, 2011 12:13 AM GMT
    I completely agree 9/11 has been more of a call for war than a call for responsibility. The passengers of Flight 93 went down fighting for what they believed.
  • waccamatt

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    Sep 11, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    Let's hope we never have another day like that in our history. Never forget.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Sep 11, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    It's an emotional time for the free world, remembering that horrific day 10 years after. The rest of us only watched in horror. The familes and friends of the victims of that day are alwo watching with a pain that we can't comprehend.
  • hawkeye7

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    Sep 11, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    Mankind will always have its moments of violence, it is our natrue.
    But we can do better, we have to be.
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    Sep 11, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    Let's think about everyone on the plane. They knew what was happening and the recordings left on voicemails as well as between passengers and the airphone operators should never be forgotten.
  • DCguy2001

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    Sep 11, 2011 4:54 AM GMT
    A nice way to honor Todd Beamer ("Let's Roll"), Mark Bingham, and other heroes of Flight 93 is to contribute to the Flight 93 memorial, which was dedicated on Sept. 10th although it's still not complete because they are about $10 million short. At the dedication, Bill Clinton pledged that he was going to help raise money...

    http://www.honorflight93.org/
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    Sep 11, 2011 4:55 AM GMT
    hawkeye7 saidIt has been 10 years since one of our own gave his life for all of us. I only met him once and it was just a few days before 9/11. He was very charming and so was his boyfriend, they were two really nice guys.
    Mark Bingham, Todd Beamer, CeeCee Lyles, Marion Briton and the other heros who died on flight 93, as well as everyone we lost that day would never have wanted us to remember them with sorrow and saddness. I want this day to become something more. We owe them that.

    Celebrate, Volunteer, Create, Laugh, Love, Teach. Give. Hug your friends and family. Live your best life!

    Start being the man you really want to be. I am sure going to try.
    Remember Mark is watching.


    They were all "one of our own"

    All Americans

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 11, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    I have been watching much of the coverage this weekend in remembrance, and the footage of that day is still as hard and unbelievable to watch as it was on the day it happened. I sincerely hope our country never has to face something so horrific again. May those who gave their lives that day never be forgotten. My heart especially goes out to those firemen and other first responders at the WTC who gave their lives so unselfishly and heroically trying to save the lives of others.
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    Sep 11, 2011 5:20 AM GMT
    On a mildly related note, lower Manhattan is a goddamn fortress tonight.
  • hebrewman

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    Sep 11, 2011 11:35 AM GMT
    as a flight attendant, i go to work today with a somber attitude. i will never forget what i was doing that fateful day 10 years ago. i had gotten in from a 4 day trip the night before. i was watching good morning america and saw tower one burning and the second plane hit tower two. later that day, i found out that i actually watched 6 of my friends (3 on the AA 767, & 3 on the UA 767) vaporized doing what they and were trained to do. be in flight safety professionals. the sadness i feel for the children (there was a school group of kids on that plane) that were killed when flight 77 hit the pentagon is particularly sobering. the grief their parents must feel to this day i cannot even imagine. the resonating effects of what that day did to my industry is something we flight crew members live with every day of our working lives. i think the thing that really uncorks my bottle is how lax the faa was prior to this. for DECADES, the pilot and f/a unions battled with the feds and the airlines and their lobby groups to reinforce flight deck doors. read the news prior to 9/11 and look at the vast amounts of cockpit doors being kicked in or breached by angry passengers. now that the body count is only high enough was something done. just adding my two cents here guys. sorry.
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    Sep 11, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    In 4 hours I will be onboard a flight into LGA. I go to NYC every month, and this trip is going to be the toughest.

    I am not going to turn on the television here at home or radio on the way to the airport.

    I have mixed feelings about flying today, however; I feel it will be the safest day of the year to fly. Especially into the NYC area.

  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 11, 2011 2:21 PM GMT
    Thanks Hawkeye for this thread, important to keep in mind.....
  • hawkeye7

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    Sep 11, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    Thanks HndsamKansan take care of Kansas, they need some good love out there.
  • trirl

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    Sep 11, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    Mark Bingham for Man of the Day
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    Sep 11, 2011 3:23 PM GMT

    Thanks Hawkeye7, just...Thanks.

    "Celebrate, Volunteer, Create, Laugh, Love, Teach. Give. Hug your friends and family. Live your best life!"


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  • hawkeye7

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    Sep 11, 2011 3:59 PM GMT
    One voice can change the world.
    One man can move a mountain.
    One moment can change everything.
    One stone can start a bridge.
    One bridge can connect the world.
    One, it takes just one.
    R. Cramer
  • hawkeye7

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    Sep 11, 2011 5:32 PM GMT
    I said before.....................be the man you want to be,
    be the man that makes your mother proud.
    be the man you want to have in your life.
    Just be the the man, I am working on me being that man.

  • GQjock

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    Sep 11, 2011 11:56 PM GMT
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    Yes
    This is a man who needs to be remembered and applauded for his bravery and courage
  • guy0606

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    Sep 12, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    THANKS to all our service men and women that serve to help keep us free, And remeber those on Sept. 11 2001 and for my self moving to the Wilton Manors area for my freedom , And We need to Help all of thoses that lost love ones on that day and service people that have gone before us ! Our SINCERE CONDOLENCES ! To all Joe From Wilton Manors Fl area !
  • hebrewman

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    Sep 12, 2011 9:29 AM GMT
    did you all know that marks mom is a retired united flight attendant? she spoke at the association of flight attendants board of directors meeting a few years back. she has such courage about her. a great woman to be sure. not a dry eye in the place. and yes, yesterday as i was driving to work i had my cry. when i entered the terminal wearing my uniform and ribbon, i never felt more proud to be a safety professional.
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    Sep 13, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    DCguy1999 saidA nice way to honor Todd Beamer ("Let's Roll"), Mark Bingham, and other heroes of Flight 93 is to contribute to the Flight 93 memorial, which was dedicated on Sept. 10th although it's still not complete because they are about $10 million short. At the dedication, Bill Clinton pledged that he was going to help raise money...

    http://www.honorflight93.org/


    ^ This!

    It was a tough weekend here in NYC and some of the sh*t heard by the protesters around the WTC and elsewhere was sickening and infuriating.

    Thanks to Hawkeye for this thread and for remembering Mark.

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    Sep 13, 2011 3:44 AM GMT
    hawkeye7 saidMankind will always have its moments of violence, it is our natrue.
    But we can do better, we have to be.


    The crazy Islamicists are not part of mankind.

    THEY'RE ANIMALS!

    ANIMALS, I TELL YOU!


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    Sep 13, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidgarbage
    You can leave now.. You do nothing but destroy memorial posts with your diatribes.

    For everyone else please put this poster on ignore.
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    Sep 13, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    JackNWNJ saidgarbage
    You can leave now.. You do nothing but destroy memorial posts with your diatribes.

    For everyone else please put this poster on ignore.


    People have taken the opportunity here to moralize about war and humanity. This is my response. I lost a friend on UF-175. I have no warm fuzzy feelings of hope for the crazy Muslims. 9-11-01 was an act of war. Responding in kind does not mean were are irresponsible or otherwise morally deficient. In fact, sometimes war is the moral course.

    I did not join in with the New York Times and their post-9/11 "Find Some Muslims and be Extra Special Nice to Them" campaign.

    I'm with Kirk.