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Courage and 9/11

Friday, September 9th, 2011

At the Daily Caller, Jonathan Horn celebrates the men and women in uniform who have fought in the war on terror. Columnist Rich Lowry also pays tribute to the heroes of 9/11 and the decade after:

Why did Jay Jonas and his unit in the North Tower of the World Trade Center, evacuating as it was on the verge of collapse, stop to carry out a distressed woman even though it slowed their escape? Why did a band of passengers on Flight 93 storm the cockpit of their hijacked plane? Why did Jason Dunham, Ross McGinnis, and Michael Monsoor — all Medal of Honor winners from the Iraq War — throw themselves on grenades to save their comrades?

And finally, the Washington Post tells the incredible story of Lt. Heather “Lucky” Penney, an F-16 pilot who was faced with the possibility of ramming her plane into one of the hijacked passenger jets.