Vice President Mike Pence has delivered some remarks from Shanksville, PA near the location where United Flight 93 went down on September 11, 2001. In a heroic act, a group of passengers onboard got together to storm the hijacked
Pence says that according to accounts, they "prayed" and spoke words of scripture before bravely confronting the murderous jihadis. "Together with Lisa Jefferson, a phone operator on the ground below we're told they prayed the Lord's prayer," says Pence.
"They recited those ancient words: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me," he continued.
"The brave men and women aboard sacrificed their lives for the country we call home," said Pence.
"They are carved into the memory of the American people."
Pence then went on to reveal that he was at the House of Representatives at the exact time Flight 93 would have impacted on that fateful day. The Vice President would have almost certainly been killed.
"I and many others were able to go home that day and hug our families because of the heroes of flight 93. So for me, it's personal," Pence said as he fought back tears.
"There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends," Pence said, citing John 15:13.
"The Bible tells us that the Lord is close to the broken hearted. To the family of the fallen here, that will be our prayer for you today."
Watch Pence speak these amazing words below.
These men & women turned what was a day of tragedy into a triumph of freedom. pic.twitter.com/huNYZOaCli— Vice President Pence (@VP) September 11, 2017