On the 16th anniversary of 9/11, Vice President Mike Pence credited the “heroes” of Flight 93 with saving tons of lives and maybe even his own.
“They were ordinary people, but on that day, they became extraordinary.”
— GOP (@GOP) September 11, 2017
“We are in the midst of a war between good and evil. The first battle in that war took place in the skies above us and ended in this grassy meadow.”
Pence called the passengers and crew on the flight:
“Men and women who looked evil squarely in the ye and, without regard for their personal safety, rushed forward to save lives. They charged the cockpit and took hold of their fate.”
After that Mike Pence told the story that nappened that day:
“It was the longest 12 minutes of my life – but it turned to 13 minutes, then 14. And then we were informed that the plane had gone down in a field in Pennsylvania,” he said. “So for me, it’s personal. It’s a debt I don’t think I’ll ever be able to repay. Because among the many lives that were saved by their selfless courage, they might well have saved my own life that day 16 years ago.”