Friday, March 1, 2002
A passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 uttered 'Let's roll!' as he and others charged the terrorists.
VIENNA -- Aircraft nose art with the words "Let's roll!" will be displayed and dedicated at 1:45 p.m. Saturday on the 910th Airlift Wing's flagship C-130 Hercules as a way of recognizing the heroes and victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Todd Beamer, a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93, said 'Let's roll' as he and other passengers charged the terrorists who had hijacked the plane.
Beamer, a 32-year-old businessman, Sunday school teacher, husband and father, led passengers in fighting for control of Flight 93 before it crashed in a field in western Pennsylvania and all aboard were killed.
Rallying cry: "'Let's Roll' has served as a rallying cry for this nation as we go forward in our war on terrorism. We are proud to display this new nose art on our aircraft," Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper said.
The nose art design, located on the front of the plane near the cockpit, depicts an eagle soaring in front of the U.S. flag with the words "Spirit of 9-11" on top and "Let's Roll!" on the bottom. The design was created by Senior Airman Duane White, a journeyman from Air Combat Command's Multimedia Center, Langley Air Force Base, Va.
The Thunderbirds and other Air Force demonstration teams will apply this nose art on all aircraft, and major commands and wings are authorized to apply the nose art to one aircraft of their choice.