“It has been said that those aboard Flight 93 were just ordinary people. There was nothing ordinary about Tom Burnett. He was, in short, exceptional,” Tom’s wife Deena wrote about her late husband. The phone transcripts witness the courage of her husband who united with a few other passengers and stormed the cockpit of the hijacked plane and confronted the terrorists preventing them from reaching the target building. Today, Tom Burnett, along with three other passengers, Mark Bingham, Todd Beamer, and Jeremy Glick are known as heroes who became exemplary citizens to the whole nation.
To commemorate the memory of Tom Burnett, television host Mike Rowe shared a heartfelt Facebook post which includes phone transcripts to show why Tom is his true hero.