"Heros of United Flight 93" button
While no one knows exactly what happened aboard Flight 93, the actions of the passengers became a national touchstone--empowereing many Americans during a time of vulnerability. Todd Beamer, a successful salesman for Oracle, is believed to have joined a group of passengers who stormed the cockpit in an effort to regain control of the airplane. At the conclusion of an emotional conversation, an airphone operator overheard Beamer call out to his group, "Let's Roll."