Eighteen years have swiftly passed since the attacks on September 11, 2001. In the blink of an eye, 18 years have gone by so quickly. Time’s passing is as quick as the demise of numerous lives on that disastrous day. But for the family members of the victims, they can only hope that time heals all wounds.
As a commemoration of 9/11 this 2019, we give a nod, to some of the female heroes in particular: flight attendants, a firefighter, a cop who was the first responder at ground zero, an Army nurse, and a counselor. They are indeed the definition of bravery, strength, and heroism we can certainly look up to. There is nothing but gratitude and understanding that on 9/11, women were heroes too.
Madeline Amy Sweeney and Betty Ong
Both Betty Ong and Madeline Amy Sweeney, two stewardesses of AA gave crucial information to American Airlines Operations specialists about the hijackers. I regard them as the first heroes of 9-11. Rest in peace to these two heroic women pic.twitter.com/Iqc6kjYCQx
— ✰🎃 Pumpkin Spice Rach 🎃✰ (@rachel_morgan97) September 10, 2018
They are two of the flight attendants of American Airlines Flight 11, the plane that was deliberately crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Ong and Sweeney helped identify the hijackers aboard the flight when they managed to contact the airlines. They described their situation aboard, and the information they shared proved to be useful in identifying the hijackers.
How did retired @FDNY Capt. Brenda Berkman prepare for the 1977 firefighter’s physical exam? Carrying her ex-husband up and down the stairs. @berkfdny tells @PreetBharara about her historic fight to be a female firefighter on tomorrow’s Stay Tuned: https://t.co/l9zC9Ooq8r pic.twitter.com/zW55KndKve
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