Mark Bingham’s passion was rugby. On September 11, 2001. A passenger that day on United Airlines Flight 93, bound from Newark for San Francisco, Bingham is believed to be among those who wrested control of the plane from terrorist hijackers and caused it to crash in rural Pennsylvania instead of its intended target of the White House or U.S. Capitol, sacrificing his life in the process. The Bingham Cup tournament, “the World Cup of gay rugby,” is named for him.
Steve Buscemi showed up at his old firehouse (Engine Company No.55) the day after the 9/11/01 on the World Trade Center in New York to volunteer, working twelve-hour shifts for a week after the terrorist act, and digging through rubble with his old comrades looking for missing firefighters. Welcome back, Steve!
Todd Morgan Beamer (November 24, 1968 – September 11, 2001) was a passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 93 which was hijacked as part of the September 11 attacks in 2001. He was one of the passengers who attempted to foil the hijacking and reclaim the aircraft, which crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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If you wanted to omit every part of American history that painted America in a negative light it would literally be: Won freedom from Britain, winning side in WW1, winning side in WW2, won "space race"...and that's it.