Our heroes must be honored, and the American Dream must be preserved. A few years earlier, he had fended off a mugger who had a gun. Then, "Are you guys ready?" Stephen M. Clark, superintendent of the Flight 93 National Memorial, opened the memorial observance at the memorial just before 10:03 a.m., to commemorate the moment Flight 93 impacted the earth. The voice recorder, recovered days later, would be found buried 12 feet under the ground. At just before 9:58, a hijacker asks, "Is there something?...A fight?" Roger Kerekes/Getty Images. But we do have the voice recordings. After that, silence on the phone. For a while, a white cloud of "sparkly, shiny stuff like confetti" floated in the sky. Moments later, in Arabic, "Allah is the greatest! The memorial honors the 40 passengers of Flight 93 who decided to charge the airliner’s cockpit in an attempt to prevent Islamist terrorists ... 40 intrepid souls of Flight 93 died as true heroes. A year after their heroic deeds aboard Flight 93, the 40 passengers and crew were honored Wednesday as courageous citizen soldiers who won the first battle in the war against terrorism. Over the past 19 years, the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93 have been eulogized as American heroes by men and women who’ve held some of the nation’s highest offices. ", Followed by a voice exclaiming, in Arabic, "They want to get in there. Help us honor the heroes of United Flight 93. The story of flight 93 is just propoganda made up by the Bush adminstration. ", Crashing sounds, then, in Arabic, "Allah is the greatest! Not yet." "Yes," came the response. Then, joking — he had mentioned that the hijackers had knives — "I still have my butter knife from breakfast. Then, loudly, "Stay back! ©2011 by Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan. ", Then, from several English speakers in unison, "Hold the door..." And from a single English speaker, "Stop him," followed repeatedly by "Sit down! Sobs at 9/11 film premiere By Edward Helmore, Evening Standard, in New York 26 April 2006 Much of the audience at last night's premiere of United 93 was stunned into silence, while the families of the victims broke into sobs and wails at the end of Paul Greengrass's remarkable reconstruction of the 9/11 flight whose passengers fought back. On September 11, 2001 the world witnessed one of the most horrific criminal acts in human history. At 9:42, a GTE-Verizon supervisor based near Chicago began handling a call from yet another powerfully built Flight 93 passenger. If we don't, we'll die!" ", Apparently from an English speaker, "Down. ", From a distance, perhaps from Todd Beamer, "Roll it! There is a knock on the door, followed by sounds of fighting. They resolved to fight for their lives. They made movies about Flight 93, and Neil Young wrote a song about the passengers. At 9:55, the hijacker pilot set a navigational aid relating to the plane's direction. Operator Jefferson heard the sounds of an "awful commotion": raised voices, more screams. In the cockpit. Marcin grew up in Irvington, New Jersey, married, and had two daughters. A woman, perhaps a flight attendant, was being held at knifepoint, and the hijackers claimed they had a bomb. The gave their lives to save others. I'm going to leave it here and I'm going to come right back to it." 4 Image of Todd Beamer, hero of Flight 93 | Courtesy of Pinterest United Airlines Flight 93 was a domestic scheduled passenger flight that was hijacked by four al-Qaeda terrorists on board, as part of the September 11 attacks.It crashed into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, during an attempt by the passengers and crew to regain control.All 44 people on board were killed, including the four hijackers. This memorial is devoted specifically to the heroes of United Flight 93 who courageously took control of their destiny and stopped the terrorists from using their plane as another weapon.. To help remember these 40 individuals and what they did for us, the following 9,182 people signed this "thank-you card." On the phone to her husband, she signed off quickly. Hey! More violent noises, for as long as a minute, and then — apparently from a native English speaker — "Shut them off!...Go!...Go!...Move!...Move!...Turn it up. Three hundred miles away, in the town of Cranbury, N.J., Todd Beamer's wife, Lisa, saw the first pictures of the crash site on television and knew her husband was dead. Then the nose suddenly dipped and it just crashed...There was this big fireball and then a huge cloud of smoke.". There is speculation that the passengers on Flight 93 did not confront the terrorist on 9/11, instead Flight 93 was shot down by U.S. jets. "When they all come, we finish it off." "The real heroes are the passengers on Flight 93 who were willing to sacrifice themselves," Penney said. 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