We will all remember Todd Beamer — the heroic young man who shouted “let’s roll” as he and fellow passengers stormed the cockpit of hijacked United Airlines flight 93 on September 11, 2001.
Beamer — who left behind two young sons and a pregnant wife — along with fellow passengers, attempted to divert the aircraft, veering it off-course from its target. Tragically, the plane crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Audio of that chilling moment has recently been released.
Since that mournful day, Beamer’s father, David, has become an outspoken and passionate advocate for his son and in educating the public about Flight 93.
During a segment on Fox News Friday, Beamer said that while the recordings serve as a reminder of 9/11, Americans need to know who the enemy is. He added that the public cannot forget because it is reminded daily of the threats present, and by being on heightened alert at all times.
Beamer, who believes the nation is doing its best to ready itself to combat and prevent another terror event said he doesn’t think the public is doing a good job defending itself against the “tactic of infiltration” being used by our enemy — militant Islamists, and Muslims who sympathize with the perpetrators of the September 11 attacks. “They don’t want us to salute …the stars and stripes…they want us to salute the flag of Islam,” Beamer said.
He also singled out the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) for particular scorn stating the acronym instead stands for, “Constantly Advancing Islamic Regime.”
Beamer believes the American public is “in denial” about what “their tactic of infiltration will do to our republic.”
Beamer also spoke of his son, however, stating, “We’re very proud of Todd and 39 other free people on Flight 93 that day. They had the opportunity to fight back. They did, it was a counter-attack, and it was a victory.”
“There’s a hole in our family just like so many, many other families. Not only that day, but in the days and the years since, where so many brave Americans in carrying on the fight to protect our liberty and freedom and defend our Constitution, have sacrificed their all.”
Watch Beamer’s poignant reflections below:
(h/t: Fox News Insider)