Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Eleven years ago today the passengers and crew of united flight 93 turned the tables on the terrorists aboard their aircraft.
Their heroic actions saved countless other innocent Americans and inspire us -- to this day.
Today their loved ones gathered in Pennsylvania to remember the lives that ended far too soon.
An earlier this morning right here -- fox former New York governor George Pataki.
Express concerns that the unity we felt.
In the days after 9/11.
One of the sad things eleven years later is that that sense of unity.
That sense of common identity as Americans is freedom had been attacked.
Is something we don't see now and I think we have to struggle and work to try to re claim that because for whatever superficially seems to divide us.
We lost -- Americans we all share so much we all wish for a better future for every one of us and for this great country.
-- Alice hoagland son Mark Bingham was one of the heroes.
Who took on the hijackers aboard united flight 93 she is with us now Alice welcome back to the program so good to see you.
Thank you very much negative delight to be here you know -- let's pick up -- the governor left off.
Which he's so right -- he.
-- I agree with governor Pataki.
We need to regain that sense of unity and to overlook that minor differences that divide us I'm so sorry that we do assault begin in two.
Into warring factions.
And and if you feel that interest in particular at this time of year in and the political silly season.
Putting aside whether you know your Republican carrier -- Democrat what you believe and first we're all Americans I mean that's what a hot binds us together on this earth.
You are so -- height and we are.
As Americans also.
Members of the larger human family and if we could put aside our differences we could.
Have a worldwide community and that would be just wonderful what an antidote for terrorism what an antidote for war.
It it reminds you know as they are getting -- -- segment we were taken back to what we felt after 9/11 what we -- in this country.
And I want to take you to the steps of the US capitol.
On 9/11 where we saw an extraordinary event unfold in the evening hours a bipartisan showing of love for this country.
And let's watch it for -- -- OK.
-- all things.
What does that make you feel I -- how to we -- capture it.
I remember that that was one of the bright spots in a very black day I remember -- well.
And I think we can recapture that spirit by realizing -- we still have a lot of unfinished business realizing.
That there is a lot of work to be done to combat terrorism and eradicate it and you make sure that our airplanes and trains are safe for -- to travel and and to make sure that we understand that we are at wine with those people who.
See that we are the enemy -- as the enemy we are.
America has been the world's.
Best advocate for many generations and if we can reestablish that it will be a wonderful day for America and for the world mayor Giuliani was saying earlier today that he he's worried he's worried that people are forgetting.
As we stand here eleven years after the fact I know you share those concerns in particular when it comes to airline safety.
Yes and I think mayor Giuliani is correct I was afraid last year on the tenth anniversary that that would be the swan song for.
Four devotion to the costs of 9/11 I'm glad to see that we still are our.
Real attentive to the anniversary of that horrible day.
Aviation security for me is a strong point because I have worked for four different airlines I retired.
From United Airlines when I couldn't bear to fly anymore because my son.
Was killed in the cabin and cockpit of -- of the hijacked 757.
And I knew that the airlines had -- not done enough to make sure that my son and all them.
Although thousands of other people.
Who died on 9/11 to make sure that they were safe in the ground and and on the air we still have many things that are not.
Are not good about aviation security we have a flawed no fly list and we have people coming on board.
With what can easily become -- weapons screwdrivers wrenches.
Scissors just a little under four inches long now it's it's scary how much that we have slipped back and and gotten away from the emphasis on security.
The airlines have never.
Never been as security conscious as we should be and that reason our crews are cabin attendants and pilots go without the securities that they deserve.
Behind your son's memory today thank you so much when they -- very much.
Filter by section