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

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In Remembrance of BETTY ONG,

Flight 11, the first to hit the WTC, was also the flight Betty Ong was aboard and proven to be her last day on Earth. In the burdensome role she was forced into in the last minutes of her life, with a fate which she probably knew was inevitable, she took a leadership role by communicating vital information to airport authorities via flight-equipped phones, which helped in the saving of countless lives (millions) by grounding other aircraft. I canít find words to describe how wonderful a person she was. But from the life stories I've read about her, it just made me crumble in tears after hearing the loss of such a marvelous ladyís life, especially with the duress she was put under in the final minutes of her life. She has always gone out of her way to help others, mainly elderly people, and she loved children. In fact, she had began programs in trying to address "child obesity," a problem having plagued the nation for years. As a flight attendant on duty, Betty would almost never sleep on her breaks, but she chose to continue working extended hours on board to ensure passengers were served and cared for. She was very energetic and enthusiastic every day, always putting others first, without regard for herself. She always wanted to do the right thing. I am very sorrowful for flight attendants, because although their salary levels are comparable to non-skilled occupations, they have to be concerned with so many miscalculated life-threatening risks and variables on a daily basis at 35,000 feet in the air. Even with such odds as there being a mechanical problem, and even if a plane recovers, the notion you can't walk away (like from a stalled car) is chilling. This is what they face every day they go to work. Flight attendants are the real heroes! Especially Betty Ann Ong, who gave her life for us. When Bee died, a large part of me died, too, and I'm not superstitious, but if it were in my ability to have her back with us and her family, that would be my most greatest wish. I know now for sure that when Betty's life was lost, all the years here on Earth since Sept 11, 2001, have been empty and sad.... We miss you, Bee....

*** Posted by John Sebastion on 2008-10-23 ***

No one can ever measure up to such a wonderful hero as Betty Ann Ong. I am sorry I never was lucky enough to know her directly. But after seeing her angel-like appearance in the photograph, and after hearing the 4-minute tape footage, it stuns me to imagine that such a beautiful, gracious, and kind-hearted lady could be stolen from us. She set the highest example in every sense of the word when she stood up to the most horrifying events, and with only minutes away from losing her own life, remained calm and took a leadership role. Bee, you will always be in my heart.

*** Posted by Jeff on 2008-10-05 ***

I am having to do a report on Betty, and I am so stunned about how funny she was and how she could put people in their place if needed. So sorry for her death, and praying for all.

*** Posted by Sarah on 2008-09-19 ***

To Betty Ong and family of Betty Ong,

Wow. What tributes I see before me. I couldn't put it any better what a true hero Betty is, as all our 9-11 victims are, but Betty facing danger and keeping so calm made such a difference in that plane. What a gutsy lady, and we will never forget Ms Betty Ong. She is what America is all about: caring and loving your fellow man. Thanks for all your inspiration you made on that day. I know her family will miss her, too, as will all of us, even though she didn't even know us, but we feel she was and is a part of us still working wonders.

Love always and forever,
LaMar Elliott

*** Posted by LaMar Elliott on 2008-09-09 ***

Betty is my hero, and she always will be.

*** Posted by julie on 2008-08-27 ***

Betty is my hero of 9/11. Betty Ong is a true American hero!

*** Posted by vanessa on 2008-08-26 ***

hi this is sharon I picked betty ong as my hero of 9/11 becuse of her courge onbord flight 11 she called american airlines and the most shocking thing of all is that the call was taped and in the tape you here betty talking about the hijacking but the call is only 25 hours but later she said pray for us that part was not taped but people who were listing to betty heard this betty is my hero she allways will be this september will be the 7th anniversary of the tragdy its hard to belive its been that long but when the day comes I will honor betty and the rest of the people who died that day ill will post something here when the anniversary comes this september 11, 2008

*** Posted by sharon on 2008-08-12 ***


I heard your last minutes of life, and you are my new hero. Your courage and bravery will always be remembered. I will never forget you.

*** Posted by Jason Dekonig on 2008-08-11 ***

Hi. I heard the tape of Betty Ong on board Flight 11. It was sad. I still listen to it. It is a very sad tape, knowing that she was going to die, but she didn't know that she was going to die. In the tape you hear Betty talking about the hijacking. Betty sounded very brave, and she was, even at the very end. May God bless the family of Betty and all those who lost loved ones on 9/11.

*** Posted by jonathan on 2008-08-07 ***

To the family of Betty, my thoughts and prayers go out to you, to the family of Betty. She was a pretty girl and very beautiful. Her smile lights up a room. It makes me smile. Betty was a hero of 9/11 for her actions and courage onboard that flight, AA flight 11. Betty is my hero, not just her but my cousin. I lost a cousin onboard another flight which fought back that day. If you wish to contact me please do at flight9398  [at] yahoo.com thank you

*** Posted by jonathan on 2008-08-05 ***

Dear Betty,

You are my hero; you will never be forgotten. I filled my eyes with tears while listening to your last minute telephone conversation. I found out today only after 7 years; I promised to visit your foundation someday. God bless your family.

Niranjan Sharma

*** Posted by Niranjan Sharma on 2008-08-02 ***

You're alive by your example.

*** Posted by Antonio Harres on 2008-07-07 ***

I think of Betty the Brave and won't forget her smile

*** Posted by Lori on 2008-05-24 ***

Betty was a very brave lady on the dark day of 9-11. She will never be forgotten. I love you, Betty! You go, girl!

*** Posted by Roberto Rameriz on 2008-04-28 ***

You are not forgotten, Betty, you were an awesome, incredible person, and you are in my thoughts daily. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you! :( I love you, Betty. :-)

Emily xoxoxo

*** Posted by Emily on 2008-04-11 ***

That took some major guts to place that call and to keep calm the entire time. Betty, you're a hero!

*** Posted by Rachel on 2008-03-29 ***

I first heard of Betty Ong as information on the events surrounding 9/11 became public. Then I saw her photo and thought, "What a beautiful girl!" Recently, I read the transcript of her call on that fateful day, and then I heard that call. It was heartbreaking. It really cut me up. Betty was so professional, so together in that situation. Betty really is a 9/11 hero. May her memory be a shining light to us all. To her family: How you must miss her, your beautiful, wonderful Betty. We will never forget her. God bless.

*** Posted by Greg Thomas (Sydney, Australia) on 2008-03-20 ***

Betty Ong inspired me to be brave and confident. I always pray for her family that they can find some peace.

*** Posted by JayVon, 11 on 2007-10-19 ***

To the memory of Betty Ong and for all of the loved ones you left behind,

It is obvious that you were chosen to be (& still are) a guardian angel, chosen for your sweet nature, calm convictions, peaceful demeanor, quick thinking, and unimaginable courage to comfort, soothe, and lead the frightened souls of Flight 93. I wish I'd known you. I wish most people were like you. You will have my undying admiration and eternal hope that I can be half the incredible soul you were (& are). Bless you always, Betty, for being the guiding light for so many, on that day and even now. Always, and only in love and peace, Anne Allison, Midland, TX, September 30, 2007.

*** Posted by Anne Allison on 2007-09-30 ***

Dearest Betty,

You are truly a hero and will never be forgotten. I pray that God bless your surviving family, and may you rest in peace.

*** Posted by Amber Jones on 2007-09-18 ***

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