Todd Beamer

September 11, 2010 by staff 

Todd Beamer, (AP) – Ceremonies to commemorate the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington are being held in the college football games across the country.

At West Point, U.S. Military Academy American flags distributed to fans entering Michie Stadium for Saturday’s game against Hawaii.

While leading his teammates onto the field before the coin toss, the Army linebacker Sean Westphal took an American flag was flown at Ground Zero.

The flag was also in the field during halftime when the Academy honor rescues workers who responded to the call in the World Trade Center. Mary Kay Messenger of the band of the U.S. Military Academy played “God Bless America”.

“Today, in the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, celebrate” Salute to Heroes Day, “said Lt. Gen. David Huntoon, superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy.” We remember and pay our respects to all who were there, in Manhattan, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon on that day that changed America forever. ”

Army junior James MacGibbon, a lacrosse player from Dallas, said, “It is very special and makes you wonder why we signed up and came here to try to protect this country.”

David and Peggy Beamer, parents of Todd Beamer, who coined the phrase “Let’s Roll” on United Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, were introduced to the crowd of more than 105,000 before the match, Ohio State-Miami in Columbus, Ohio. It also welcomed Ed Felt’s family, who escaped during the kidnapping to call and alert the authorities.

And in Lincoln, Nebraska, the names of five people in Nebraska who died in the attacks were shown on the big screen at Memorial Stadium.

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