Watch worn by former Flushing man, 9/11 hero Todd Beamer in memorial museum

By Ron Fonger Michigan Live

Todd Beamer

Todd Beamer

FLUSHING, MI — The watch worn by former Flushing man Todd Beamer, who declared, “Let’s Roll,” and helped stop the hijacking of United Flight 93 before it crashed, will be on display when a 9/11 museum opens in mid-May, according to several reports.

The New York Post and Los Angeles Times are among those reporting on details about the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, which will include hundreds of artifacts from the 9/11 attacks.

Beamer, who lived in Flushing until he was 6 years old, and other passengers on board the hijacked United flight, helped bring it down in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. Terrorists on board the flight had planned to crash the airliner in Washington, D.C.

A plaque honoring Beamer, other passengers and the crew on the flight was installed near the Veterans Memorial in the Flushing Cemetery in 2009 by the Sons of the American Revolution, Paul Emery chapter.

Information posted on the Sarah Lawrence College Web site says Beamer’s watch is on loan from his wife, Lisa, who was five months pregnant with their third child when Flight 93 crashed.

The crystal over the face of the watch is gone and one of the hands is missing. The date wheel of the watch is frozen at 11.

Sarah Lawrence alumna Alice Greenwald is the director of the 9/11 museum, the college’s website says.

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