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"betty ong" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"You are listening to Houston, Pia Houston's public affairs show. My name is Laurent. And as promised, I want to pay homage to a woman by the name of Betty Ong. She was a Chinese American, and she died on one of the planes that was hijacked by Arab terrorists on September 11th 2000 and one They hijacked the plane fluid into the World Trade Center and murdered everybody on board and countless others in the building. We know the story and we're not about to forget that. But we need to remember the victims. I think by showing this strength of character that we lost. I think that that's the only way to be hopeful about this if we can remember the correctly And shine their example on each other. We can remember what this country is great for, and Betty Ong was one of those she was, as I said of Chinese descent, her parents operated a beef jerky store. And when she was a young kid early twenties, she was held up at gunpoint and survived That and her mom mentioned that she didn't even freak out. She stayed very calm, told her dad that the raw the store was being robbed. And they survived the encounter. And you might say, Well, that's not an example of bravery and saying, Well, I don't know. You know if you're faced with a gun and you can keep your cool, that's good enough. Surviving is the name of the game in that case. But here's the thing. A decade later, this young woman was driving down the road on the freeway, and she saw a car get clipped and roll over a couple of times. Well, she stopped and she helped that person who does that. Well, the best of us. That's what I'm saying. I think it's the best of us that do that. It's an extraordinary gift to be able to face danger like that, because stopping on the side of the road after a major accident is especially on the freeway, where people drive like maniacs, But the reason for the accident by the way. It's just wonderful that you can count that there's somebody who's going to do that. Somebody is probably going to stop and help you. And that's what Betty Ong did. And then on September 11th 2000 and one she had taken up an extra job. She wasn't even supposed to be on the flight that was hijacked by terrorists and that as to the tragedy of her death, I think, but she was on board and she was at the back of the plane when the Monsters took action and slashed her throat of one of the passengers in first class killed one of the flight attendants that was up from the plane. Rushed into the cockpit spring Mace all over the place. And Betty Ong was at the back of the plane and she had the presence of mind to pick up the phone on the playing phone obviously, and call the controllers. And it is because she was able to tell them what seat the Arab terrorists were sitting in that we were able to identify them as quickly as we did. The law enforcement is very often dependent on conscientious citizens to help them with things like this. And Betty Young as a hero for having the courage to do that, because obviously had they seen her do that they would have instantly killed her. And she could feel that the plane had been turned around, and she did what she thought was right. And I honestly hope that I would have done the same thing. I think we would all hope that we would do the same thing. Uh, So The New York Post wrote a really nice article on her. You can check it out. Her name is Betty Ong. And there's more detail about how brave she was on that day and How much for family loved her and how they remember her. I am extremely grateful that I have never been tested in that way. And on the day of the attacks, I was at home gluten found the T V and reading the news on the Internet. The Internet age had really just begun. And I want to tell you how beautiful the reaction of the world was being French having grown up in France. What am I? Reflexes is to look at the French news When something big happens internationally. I'm interested in seeing their outlook. And you do the fresh. I've always loved America. They really do. And it's still true today. Don't let anybody tell you that the French don't like Americans. It's not true. In fact, you're very likely to run into a French person. Who will tell you how their grandparents who fought in World War two or resistance were eternally thankful to the Americans for coming in and Putting an end to the war. Really? That's what America did, and I will never forget the front page of Lamond, the very famous French newspaper. That is the equivalent of the New York time. It's the newspaper that's on the left. And they they didn't print any politics. On that day. The first half of the newspaper were the two burning towers of picture shop before they crumbled to the ground. And the title was we are all Americans. We are all Americans. It's it. I was so moved to see that it was. It was precisely the right headline and we saw echoes of that sentiment all over the world. It was instantaneous the horror of what those terrorists had done. Hit us all exactly the same way. What we identified were the victims. Then, of course, there are the wars and it it got. They've got really ugly. And recently it got ugly again. Afghanistan as the U. S pulled out and the most catastrophic and embarrassing way I've ever seen. I have my Just have the deepest sympathy for the men and women who fought out there they were treated. Well, it was profoundly unfair to what they did. And the comrades they lost in Afghanistan. What happened in the past weeks and what is still going on there today? But on the day of the attacks, the world actually showed support and that gives me hope. It's one of the real world examples that shows that love is actually stronger than hate. It really is. But sometimes we have to remember that and we have to make an effort to be more loving. And so I'll mention again that if you want to support first responders, if you want to support our veterans, there's a bunch of organizations that are worth Supporting their worth donating to..
"betty ong" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"These are central central Erin to understanding the strength of the American presidency and the strength of the American nation. And after these crucial moments, The president has to come forward. The president has to rise to the occasion as George Bush did 20 years ago, and, uh, set a standard really set a standard for other presidents. Of how you call the nation to arms. How you heal, Uh, the wounds and how you give them hope. Erin ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts with us on this day for healing for the country to unite. Come together pay tribute to the lives taken from us all of us, pausing as one reflecting on the family members and friends who were lost the first responders heroically answering the call. After the planes crashed into the twin towers here at the World Trade Center site and by now 20 years ago. We had already gotten a sense, at least some did of what was about to unfold because on American Airlines flight 11 The flight attendant Betty Ong had radioed in. I think we're getting hijacked. And a radio transmission. From American Airlines Flight 11 from one of the hijackers said. We have some planes. Now Some are here to remember their loved ones with stories shared in photos printed on T shirts. Some remember being sheathed in dust and breathing in the horror. Some recall the smell. Others remember the pause and the grim work of recovery Each time a body was pulled from the wreckage. Those who spent months working at the burial ground and crime scene known then as the pile are now sick. But the pile is a memorial where families of the dead are gathered. And gathering their thoughts for this 20 year commemoration. I'm Erin Khutor ski. You're listening to live coverage from ABC News. What you hear in the background, there is the water cascading down the sides of the reflecting pools that stand in the footprints of the original twin towers. That were attacked and destroyed here 20 years ago. Chief Robert Voice retired from the New York City Police Department. Chief. You were then working up in the Bronx. But the NYPD lost 23 members that day, including Mortara Smith, the first person to radio in the attacks, the only female officer to die that day. But 10 times that many officers have died in the 20 years since. Good morning, Erin. Thank you. Probably here today. I believe this state demands proper reverence by all Americans that adage that time heals all wounds is not true. Remember distinction. Joe Esposito after the second chief department after the second plane hit the towers, putting over division radio City wide radio. I should say We're under attack. This is the terrorist attack in that moment stays with me to this day. I'm not going to forget it ever. And I remember going down there. It's uh, coming from the Bronx, treating my way there as fast as I could. Shutting down bridges, closing off Manhattan, the different traits but getting there and facing that in my mouth, but it does airborne particulates. You can actually I can still says it. So the search and recovery efforts that went on That day. And after that day, months and months And it continues to take lives in New York City police officers as well as everybody who responded to help out right now I have a front leg strong covering right now side of the fight. So it's still here with us, and it's something that I think that We checked talk enough about Um Then what it into our country that day, The president was right. Michelle come together, put away all kinds of arguments for this day and every member those who gave up their lives as civilians. As officers, firefighters, everybody who went down there that didn't work. He trapped in this thing. This quote to the plane just just to put it pop perspective because I think a generation um Doesn't realize the magnitude of this event. Magnitude. Indeed, as described by retired chief Robert Boyce of the NYPD Members of the NYPD are now standing guard down here at what used to be known as ground zero. Securing a site despite the absence of a credible threat. We do know, the police commissioner said Just yesterday. The times we're living in You're listening to live coverage from ABC News. Rich Franco, formerly of the FBI and ABC News contributor was also here in New York in 2000 and one and with us now. Rich at the time. The buildings were struck. You were just a few blocks away. What do you remembering today? Thank you, Erin, and, uh, it's it all. Comes back. Um, you know, you never forget what happened that day. Um I was. I remember. I literally had a cup of coffee in my hand at 26 Federal Plaza. I was walking to a meeting of hostage negotiators about Um, an operation that we're going to be involved in. Um, I put my cup of coffee down when the building shook. We didn't know what it was, Um, Somebody said something happened downtown. We Were added the building and started running down to the World Trade Center. Um because of my being a negotiator, and also I'm going attorney with the FBI, as was when I was a special agent. I was asked to return to the command post at 22 several closer and, um, help with the organization of how we were going to respond. To 9 11 and you know, I I went back to the command Post, which had a view of the World Trade Center and why we were there. We saw the The second plane strike the World Trade Center, and then we watched as the World Trade Center came down. And during that time we're getting calls from agents. Uh, from all over New York, asking, you know what was going on? Um, what should they do? We had people who were down there with working with NYPD, the FBI, NY and the other agencies. Trying to assist victims to get out. Um I remember I happen to be in the command post and I answered the call was from a retired agent, John O'Neill was the one who Prior to 9 11 was the agent who was most involved in going after then widen. He ran the joint terrorism task force prior to 9 11, and the week before 9 11, he became the head of security at the World Trade Center. And John called us and asked for help. Um, I put the phone down to get help from other people within the command post, And when I picked up the phone, John was gone. Um, I don't know if it was when the building is coming down, or John just had to move on. But I remember that, you know, um, later on that I may have been the last person to talk to John O'Neill, who truly was an FBI hero. And that stayed with me throughout my career. Um, and then just everything that happened from the terrorists coming down, Um, going forward about? Uh, you know, do response that place that day. The way New York changed on that day, and the way that want force mint also changed on that day. Um, it stays with me and I think you'll stay with me for the rest of my life. Rich. Let me bring down Maccaulich, formerly of the Secret Service and an ABC news contributor on law enforcement matters into our conversation because this was a day for cops and firefighters and federal agents and for the Secret Service. The confusion of the day, at least at the outset, Don was palpable. Absolutely thanks, Erin..
"betty ong" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"Years ago. We must not be afraid. Big God bless you all. God bless the lives. Lawsuits, September 11th 2000 and one Their loved ones were left behind. Make up protect our troops. President Biden taped remarks released by the White House. He is now here at the 9 11 Memorial, joining families to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks. And we're joined this morning by ABC News political analyst Steve Roberts. Steve President, Biden was a senator in 2000 and one but he now plays a crucial role as the consoler in chief. Yes. What? You just heard Aaron was one of the most important roles Any president ever plays these moments when, uh they are head of state, not just head of government. When the president of all Americans, not just ahead of a party. And and these moments are among the most critical that any president plays. Joe Biden in the first months of his presidency has had to do this over and over again, whether it's the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, whether it's been Other tragedies that he's had to speak to. And this is one of Biden's strongest elements as a president, because he often you didn't do this directly this morning, but he often Relates the tragedies in his own life. The death of his young wife and daughter in a car crash the death of his son, Beau after serving in Iraq, and his ability to connect to people who on a personal level who are suffering is an important element of his presidency and one that he does. Generally quite well, but also Erin as you stand there, as you observe his presence at ground zero. Let's also remember perhaps the high point of George Bush's presidency. Was playing a similar role Erin in the days after 9 11 when he went to ground zero, and he was there in the rubble and was not expected to make any remarks. And Compton knows that he had spoken earlier that day in Washington, and his people have said that this they thought would stand. This is Comments for the day and yet has he got to ground zero and you did start to speak and people said We can't hear you and, uh, raise that bullhorn and said. The people who did this will hear us soon and our when we will take our revenge, and this stands not only is one of the perhaps the high point of George Bush's presidency been an iconic moment in the history of American presidents. Who called the country to unity in the moment of great stress. And as I say this is important Erin because it goes beyond party at that moment at ground zero. George Bush was president of every American and and, uh, today, Joe Biden talked about unity and resilience, and those are exactly the same themes that George Bush vote 20 years ago. These are central central Erin to understanding the strength of the American presidency and the strength of the American nation. And after these crucial moments, The president has to come forward. The president has to rise to the occasion as George Bush did 20 years ago, and, uh, set a standard really set a standard for other presidents. Of how you call the nation to arms. How you heal, Uh, the wounds and how you give them hope. Erin ABC news political analyst Steve Roberts with us on this day for healing for the country to unite. Come together pay tribute to the lives taken from us all of us, pausing as one reflecting on the family members and friends who were lost the first responders heroically answering the call. After the planes crashed into the twin towers here at the World Trade Center site and by now 20 years ago. We had already gotten a sense, at least some did of what was about to unfold because on American Airlines flight 11 The flight attendant Betty Ong had radioed in. I think we're getting hijacked. And a radio transmission. From American Airlines Flight 11 from one of the hijackers said. We have some planes. Now Some are here to remember their loved ones with stories shared in photos printed on T shirts. Some remember being she's in dust and breathing in the horror. Some recall the smell. Others remember the pause and the grim work of recovery Each time a body was pulled from the wreckage. Those who spent months working at the burial ground and crime scene known then.
"betty ong" Discussed on KGO 810
"This film for me and what's on your list called rain over me, and it's on my list from 2000 and seven Um, it's about how you have survivor's guilt. Have someone has survivor's guilt. How friendship can be helpful? It may not do everything for you, but it can certainly ease the pain some a little bit. Mental devastation. Um, uh, This gives you Adam Sandler, you know, like uncut gems. This is a totally different atoms flattened and then we think of he's damaged five years after he's lost his family in 9 11, and he Is damaged. Don Cheadle is his lifeline, his friend who gives him some idea of human, his own humanity again. It's the importance of friendship. Really, when you go through, uh, something as horrible and as devastating as this, and what's important to me is Because we're all feeling the trauma and we're all going to feel tomorrow. Intensely because everywhere we turn there will be images. There will be pictures. The T V sets are on here in the studio. And it's all about September 11th. And we all remember where we were. So this film what you're saying to me is is about the aftermath of the attack. And again. Go ahead. How you live. How you go on if you can go on. You know, it's uh, it's very profound and the idea of a friend trying to pull you out of the abyss. And if you allow them to, uh so it's it's rain over me is, you know, as I said, quite profound and upsetting that profound at the same time, you know they can't all be documentaries. You know, they have to be a little boy who lost his doubt that they have to be, uh, you know, the people we remember. You know, they can't all be it can't all be enough face all the time. There has to be a story that we can You know, jump out of the images for a few minutes because the images will kill us. It really will. Let me just tell you I'm thinking of Betty Ong, who grew up here in San Francisco went to Washington High school. And she was the American Airlines attendant, the first person to alert authorities, but the tragedy was about to unfold on September 11th. She was an American Airlines flight to from Boston to Los Angeles. The one that the hijackers flew into the World Trade Center north Tower. And when I think about her family, and I haven't met them often, but I had the Opportunity to meet them at school when we honored the memory of Betty The power of this and she, her brother Harry on Junior, gave an interview on CBS here in San Francisco. That simply said this, Betty asked. For prayers, prayer for us all. She did not say Just pray for me and her older brother concluded. She just cared for people and all the passengers and you can go online by the way and see that interview. It's right there. And I just pointed that out because It hurt us so profoundly, And I remember Betty Ong and I Every day when I think about this I I do it now, one other before we get to the last film that you have, and then we'll get the calls Karen emails from people. Yeah. John and Jan, I have scrupulously avoided any sight or sound of September 11th until now. I can see the value in seeing the movies you're talking about because we need to appreciate every single person. Who died that day, and we must not forget them. Mhm so well put. All right before we play the next sound. Let me get in the last break. Then we'll come back. We'll play the sound. We'll take some calls and Jan Wall is my guest as we remember 20 years ago tomorrow 20 years ago. Tomorrow. Right here on the John Rothman program, which an wall on KGO your listening to the John Rothman Show. You have thoughts Speak out kgo 18.
"betty ong" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Real quick, someone something that I've already mentioned, But it just kind of want to go back to how the city was only able to identify remains for about 1600. Of the World Trade Center victims and I can't help but to think what what? What's that? What's that, like, is a as a family member. You you lose your loved one, Perhaps. Someone that you kissed Goodbye that morning. You said I love you, too. Or maybe you didn't. Maybe you didn't. Maybe maybe someone walked out the house. Maybe there was an argument or or maybe just the busy nous of life and someone just rushing to get to work. But you just assume You just assume that you will have the next day and and then you don't because evil exists. Evil is there And it happened on 9 11. I feel such grief for the family members that haven't been able to collect all of the fragments and tonight defy the bodies of their family members because I would imagine that that would bring an element of closure. That is absolutely, uh, just necessary for something like this. Mhm. You know this, uh 9 11 hero, this flight attendant Betty Ong. Who identified the plane's hijackers. You know, it's amazing how Sometimes we just It's like God gives us enough grace in a certain situation. I couldn't imagine being this woman, but she or she is a hero. Where? At 8:20 A.m. on 9 11. Betty Ann Ong spoke on that low voice that you heard earlier on an air phone from from the rear of American Airlines Flight. 11 calm In business like she told ground employees, the cockpits not answering somebody stabbed in business class, and I think there's Mace. I think we're getting hijacked. This is what she said. Unbelievable. Unbelievable Courage, a hero. In her own right?.
"betty ong" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Airlines flight 93 Boeing 7 57 aircraft departed Newark International Airport at 8 42 AM and Rocks in San Francisco with a crew of seven and 33 passengers at 10. Oh, there At 10:03 A.m. flight 93. It's crashed at 583 MPH into a field in Stoney Creek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, by its hijackers and passengers that um and passengers at due to fighting in the cockpit. Later reports indicate that passengers had learned about the World Trade Center and Pentagon crashes on cell phones and at least three we're planning on resisting the hijackers. The resistance was confirmed by flight 90 three's cockpit voice recording on which the hijackers are heard, making their decision to down the plane before the passengers succeed and breaching the cockpit door. The 9 11 Commission believed that flight 90 three's target was either the United States Capitol building or the White House in Washington, D. C. Wolf. Some of these audiotapes became declassified just last year now combined with what was previously released these tapes offer may be the most dramatic timeline of those moments that the hijackings were taking place. We hear the voices of people on the front lines, including a flight attendant on board a hijacked plane. We're going to start with her. Betty Ong. She is onboard American Airlines Flight 11 at 8 19. AM Eastern time just 27 minutes before that flight hit. The north tower of the World Trade Center. She calls her colleagues on the ground. This is the first time anyone outside those planes finds out what's going on. Listen to Betty on it, cause it's not answering somebody stabbed in business class. And I think there's made that we can't breathe. I don't know. I think we're getting hijacked Just five minutes later. 8 24 am 22 minutes before impact on the North tower. The haunting voice of lead hijacker Mohammed Atta. Boston Air traffic Control picks him up talking to the passengers. Listen to Mohamed Atta, that.