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Dana Perino recently visited the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania--something she always wanted to do.

She recounted her emotional trip there on The Five on Friday.

“The bravery of the passengers and crew members on that flight can still stop me in my tracks,” she said.

“Bonded by patriotism faith and courage, they rushed cockpit and saved untold numbers of people,” Perino said.

“When they found out a plane had crashed into the Pentagon, they knew the hijackers weren’t taking them back to airport,” National Parks Service Superintendent for Western PA Stephen Clark told Perino.

Perino also spoke with Kenny Nacke, brother of Louis “Joey” Nacke II, who died in the hijacking.

“This is where I truly believe the 40 heroes of Flight 93 are,” Nacke said, gesturing toward the field.

He showed her where Joey’s name was engraved on the memorial’s marble wall.

President George W. Bush at the time called the heroism of the passengers—keeping the plane from likely targeting the US Capitol—the first act of counterterrorism in the War on Terror.

“The most democratic thing we have in our country is a right to vote,” Nacke said, “And [the passengers] voted on a plan…and they executed their plan and they prevented that plane from striking its intended target,” he said.

“I keep waiting for Joey and all of them to walk out of the trees,” Nacke said.

Watch Dana’s full report and let us know what you think in the comments.


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