As we remember the victims of 9/11, it's important to keep in mind that, while many innocent people lost their lives that day, many of them lost their lives not while trying to escape the danger, but while running towards it. Many of the firefighters and police knew they stood little chance of getting out of the towers alive, but they climbed on anyway.
The thing is, those folks were trained to save lives. The people on Flight 93 were just average joes like the rest of us. Disturbed from their regular lives, they reacted brilliantly, perhaps saving dozens, if not hundreds of lives on the ground.
It's sacrifices like these, by trained professionals and average citizens alike, that show me that we will not fall to terrorism. Not today.
That's what I'll always remember about this day. Not that some fools got one over on America. But that America will not be destroyed by fear. In the end, even the common man will rise up. That's a message of hope that we can take from this attack.
How 'bout them Huskers!