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In Tribute to Betty Ong
45 years old.   Residence: Andover, Mass.
Crew of Flight 11

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Betty Ong, today my heart was heavy and sad and my thoughts were consumed with you. Though I never knew you, I know of you and the courage you had on your last day here on earth. I listened to the 9/11 call you made and was haunting to hear your voice because I know what the outcome of that dreadful day was.

*** Posted by Ken on 2010-09-11 ***


I Love You.

*** Posted by Andy Montoya on 2010-09-11 ***

Betty, your name came into my life via a person that I love with all my heart, she is Nydia Gonzalez. I can't imagine what Nydia nor your relatives felt when it all came to be. I only know that my heart and soul extends its most inner feelings to you, your family and all... God Bless and give strength to all.

*** Posted by Jesse on 2010-09-11 ***

Sorry, I did not know you Betty, but I know of you bravery. You touched my heart when I heard your voice warning about the plane being taken over. May you rest in peace. Dean Anderson (Great Britain)

*** Posted by Dean Anderson on 2010-09-11 ***

Thank you for your courage in the face of danger.......RIP......

*** Posted by Robert Novak on 2010-09-11 ***

Your words, courage, and determination on that fateful day will always be an inspiration in my life! A day doesn't pass that I don't think about you and how your courageous phone call saved our Nation! You and the crew of Flight 11 were our first heroes of 9/11. To this day I continue to pray for your family. You will never be forgotten and will always have a special spot in my heart. Que Dios bendiga a tu familia siempre.

*** Posted by Nydia on 2010-09-11 ***


I am going to be honest: I did not know who you were until this morning, after watching a "9/11" documentary. I heard that you were the one to inform the authorities that your plane had been hijacked. This must have taken much courage, and I am glad to know that you are one brave fighter and would risk your life for others. Dear Betty, rest in peace forever more.

*** Posted by Joe on 2010-09-11 ***

Just saw a documentary about 9/11... you were so courageous Betty. Wish you rest in peace.

*** Posted by Marcin on 2010-09-11 ***

Bless your Heart Betty,
I am so sorry about all you went through before the crash. I can't imagine a more helpless feeling, not being able prevent this sad event. May you rest in Peace, and Wish you the most Comfort and Happiness now.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2010-09-10 ***

In honor and loving memory of Betty Ann Ong,

Betty and Amy were on their own to defend, and went above and beyond the scope of their duties to save the crew and passengers. With Betty finding herself in the middle of the disastrous events on board the aircraft, and both their lives in risk, she remarkably carried out detailed reports calmly, while taking relayed information from Amy’s accounts of the events. This was occurring in closed surroundings dispensed with mace, which lacked oxygen, where chaos was being stirred up by the five hijackers on A.A. Flight 11. Clearly there were many passengers and crew members harmed and several lives lost just a short distance away from Betty while on the air-phone with federal authorities, with the possibility she could have been next. Amid the commotion, with little air to breathe or room to maneuver, Betty professionally reported and rendered aid to passengers in precarious conditions. Nevertheless, she remained smart and calm all the way through to the end, aware of her fate, but never gave up. For 23 minutes she stayed on the air-phone providing vital information to airport authorities. At the cost of her own life, her reports on the hijacking proved invaluable to the authorities and led to better preventive measures to avoid another tragedy as on 9/11 for many years to come. As a flight attendant and first responder to the attacks on our country, your bravery and meritorious service to American Airlines will be in America's highest honor, and America is certainly indebted to you. Peace always be with you.

In her off-duty life, Betty gave much of her time to helping and caring for children and the elderly. Her charisma and charm brought out the best in everyone around her. As a flight attendant, Betty always tirelessly worked to ensure travelers were safe and comforted, and she rarely took breaks.

Thanks to all flight attendants for keeping all of us safe when traveling. Let's face it, while having the freedom to fall back and retreat is an option for law enforcement at ground level if a crisis escalates; it is never an option for flight attendants, however insurmountable the crisis may be. The fact is, until the plane reaches its destination, the responsibility and burden falls exclusively to flight attendants for the traveling public to depend on to resolve any conflict or provide medical aid. The duties involved for flight attendants makes the risks of their work incalculable. They now effectively are put in the role as the police, doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, bomb squad, and referee.

*** Posted by Jeff on 2010-09-08 ***

God is with you.

*** Posted by Greg Huc on 2010-09-08 ***

Dearest Betty Ann Ong,

As a flight attendant and first responder to the attacks on our country and our airlines, your courage and bravery, and meritorious service to American Airlines will be in America's highest honor and America is certainly indebted to you. Betty, you are second-to-none in the airline industry and are our best example of keeping America safe. Furthermore, your honorable name should be announced and recognized in every mention of every 9/11 commemorative in America each year, as others like the police, firefighters, and other heroes who are announced and recognized. You will be above all highly missed and loved. Peace is always with you.

In her off-duty life, Betty gave much of her time to helping and caring for children and the elderly. Her charisma and charm brought out the best in everyone around her. As a flight attendant, Betty always tirelessly worked to ensure travelers were safe and comforted, and rarely took breaks.

P.S. Those who wish to pay tribute and appreciate Betty Ong can also find her name inscribed on the 9/11 memorial in Grapevine, Texas, where a newly built and beautiful statue for the crew members on the four flights that were lost. Many thanks to all flight attendants, for keeping all of us safe when traveling. Let's face it, unlike having the ease for the public to make calls from the ground in any given emergency, the responsibility falls to flight attendants for the public to depend on to diffuse any conflict, because flight attendants are now the police, doctor, nurse, psychiatrist, bomb squad, and referee.

*** Posted by Jeff on 2010-08-30 ***


I just got done listening to your 911 call. So calm and brave you were. You are a true hero.


*** Posted by Beth on 2010-08-22 ***

Dear Betty,

I have only become aware of your courage and bravery in the last 24 hours.  Thank you for your brave example you set here on earth. You are my hero.

*** Posted by susan on 2010-08-14 ***


You are a true hero. Listening to your phone call makes me think that you're an American and Asian patriot. May you rest in peace. Thinking about you and this crash is so strong, even though I am just a kid. It makes me feel like you are family to me—you, and the others who died in the crash. We of course all thank you for making that important call you made, warning not just traffic control, but the whole WORLD about the crash. Remember the flight you were in IS the one most remembered by people. Rest in peace.

*** Posted by R Michael on 2010-07-30 ***

Dearest Betty Ong,

Acknowledging that you did your best to save the crew and passengers on the A.A. Flight 11, more and more admirers around the globe, not just here at home, honor and miss you. You were an inspiration and a beautiful person in every way in your short lifetime. And your inspirational beauty will always continue to live in all of our hearts.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2010-06-27 ***

I still to this day listen to your phone call and know that it takes a brave soul to do what you did. I am proud to call myself your fellow American, and may you rest in peace. You truly are a hero in my eyes. R.I.P., Betty Ong.

*** Posted by Robert J on 2010-06-09 ***

Dearest Bee,

I just want to let you know that on May 25, 2010, the San Francisco Giants acknowledged you as a "true American hero" on Chinese Heritage Night at the ballgame. I am so proud of you, and we miss you so very much.

*** Posted by Gloria on 2010-06-02 ***

My heart goes out to Betty and her family. Her bravery was that of a true heroine. It saddens me to know that she was taken away from us. She will always be remembered by her family, her friends, and everyone who was fortunate enough to have been a part of her life. Although I never met her, I feel as though I have known her a lifetime. Her heart will live on in all of those who loved her.

*** Posted by Amy on 2010-06-01 ***

There's still good people in the world. You died trying, and you died a hero. R.I.P.

*** Posted by Nidhi Kanabar on 2010-05-29 ***

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