Former President George W. Bush attended the Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 20th Anniversary memorial to the passengers on Flight 93, which crashed in a field after brave passengers fought terrorist hijackers and kept them from reaching their intended target.
Flight 93 was the fourth plane to crash on September 11, 2001, following two that were flown into the World Trade Center buildings and one that hit the Pentagon. On Saturday, Bush spoke about his experience as president during 9/11 and American bravery.
“Here, the intended targets became the instruments of rescue, and many who are now alive owe a vast, [subconscious] debt to the defiance displayed in the skies above this field. It would be a mistake to idealize the experience of those terrible events,” Bush said. “All that many people could initially see was the brute randomness of death. All that many could feel was unearned suffering. All that many could hear was God’s terrible silence.”
“There are many who still struggle with