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Subject: OT but feel very compelled to do this Date: 9/14/2001 12:04 AM
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It goes to say that the events of the past week will be in my mind equal to none. The loss of life, the loss of innocence, the loss of the fabric of freedom that make this country so great has been hurt but will endure.

I posting here what I have posted on several other boards. I cannot explain the rational for this but am very compelled to try and make sure that the sacrifice of these people, these most innocent people does not go away and does not get forgotten in the great turmoil tha even now boils around this. I only ask for your consideraton on this matter and hope that you too will join me as I have already done and contact you respresentatives and make sure that these heroes are not forgotten. My apologies on this but I must do this

It is very apparent from what is coming out of the investigation that United Airlines flight 93 that crashed in West Penn. was to be the 4th living flying bomb to be used against a unknown target in Washington DC. It is also coming very apparent that some, if not many of the passenger moved to stop what was going to happen at the ultimate risk to themselves and eventually ultimate price that everyone aboard that plane paid.
In this country we celebrate heroes, I for one cannot find a greater sense of what heroism is then in what was attempted in that plane. It is most very obvious to anyone with a even one living brain cell that the crash of that plane short of Washington DC and in a farm field where only those who died were those aboard that plane must have been a delibrate an act as the planes that smashed three of this country's great landmark and institutions. But was done because in this single case the hijackers lost and the American Heroes won. But in doing so a few died as compared to the hundreds if not thousand that were so obviously saved. In this context these people are heroes and should be so recognized.
In this country, congress has the power to show it's appreciation and gratitude through special award and honors. For civilians the highest honor is called the Medal of Freedom, in the Military it is called the Medal of Honor. I am writing my President, my congressional leaders and any other interested parties that all except the hijacking scum aboard this plane be honored in the following way. All civilians aboard this aircraft be recognized with a Medal of Freedom to be given to the next of kin, and all military personal aboard this flight to be given the Medal of Honor. Because of this selfless act the sky line of Washington DC still have the monuments and beauty that is this country. I know that to these family's that lost loved one on this flight these honors will seem small compensation to the loss, but it will grant them to know that this country has recognized that their lost love ones for a split second loved their country and fellow human beings more then themself and acted upon that love with the ultimate of sacrifice in the truest of American tradition and honor.
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Thank you for your consideration and understanding

Charles W Randolph
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