By Joe Mandak-Associated Press, The Washington Post
SHANKSVILLE, Pennsylvania (AP) â€” The 40 passengers and crew who fought back against their hijackers aboard Flight 93 on Sept. 11 performed one of the most courageous acts in U.S. history, former President George W. Bush said Saturday at a ceremony dedicating the first phase of a memorial at the newest U.S. national park.
The hijackers intended to crash the plane in Washington but â€œnever made it because of the determination and valor of the passengers and crew of Flight 93, that plane crashed in this field, less than 20 minutes by airâ€ from the target, said Jon Jarvis, director of the National Park Service.
Because of their efforts, the terrorists were denied their quarry, he said.
Bush also pointed to what he called a shining example of democracy in action, referring to the groupâ€™s decision to hold a vote to decide to try to overpower the hijackers.
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