Remembering 9/11 -- Let's Roll

Friday, September 11, 2009

I thought that in remembrance of 9/11 I would post a book about the events that day that truly touched my heart.

Let's Roll by Lisa Beamer





From bn.com:

9-11.United Flight 93.
You heard hero Todd Beamer’s last words before he and other passengers fought back against the hijackers.
But is that the end of the story?
In Let’s Roll! Todd’s wife, Lisa, reveals what really happened on that ill-fated flight. She offers poignant glimpses of a genuine American hero—his growing-up years and their marriage and last week together. She talks candidly about the devastating day her children learned their daddy had died, the birth of her third child, and how she’s found the confidence to go on in the face of such tragedy and loss.
It’s no wonder that, through this unpretentious homemaker and mother, an entire nation can:
Find hope.Find inspiration.Find strength.
LET’S ROLL!


She named the book Let's Roll because that was a phrase her husband always used to use. This book was obviously very heart breaking, but it was amazingly inspirational as well. I highly recommend it.

9 comments:

Tina said...

That was great Jenny....I will never forget that day..I was living in Fort Knox at the time so it was a very scary and emotionial day. Thanks for putting this up.

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

This is a good pick in remembrance of that day. Very touching story.

Thank you.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

No one should ever forget 9/11! I would love to read this and hope others do too. Thanks for letting me know about it.

Jenny said...

Tina -- It was definitely a very scary day. I watched one of those tribute videos today and all the emotions came back. The woman who wrote this book is very strong and inspirational.

Michelle -- Thanks. Yes, very touching.

Alyssa -- This is definitely a great read. Just have tissues ready!

Mari said...

This is a good book, it's important to remember the heros.

I posted about love, Greg & Lauren today - this books is so moving. Have you read it? If not, I highly recommend it. Lauren's body was burned to 82% of her body. It's her story told with emails from her husband, to their friends and family.

Jenny said...

Mari, I haven't read that yet but I will definitely look for it. Thanks for the recommendation!

Krista said...

What a sad day. I was in my high school gym class when I first heard about it and remember every one freaking out and not really understanding what was going on. Such a confusing and sad day! Thank you for the heads up about this book I'll have to look for it.

Laughing Stars said...

I remember hearing about this book when it was released, and I was moved by this man's story and his wife's commitment to telling it. I still can't think about the events of 9/1 without getting a little tearful.

http://starkravingbibliophile.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

Krista -- I def. recommend it.
I was a freshman in college then and I was really confused for a while about what happened b/c I heard only bits and pieces of it on the radio. It wasn't until after my morning class when I was at my friend's dorm watching tv that I realized the magnitude of what happened.

Laughing Stars -- me neither. I get really emotional whenever I think about it.

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