- The Washington Times - Friday, January 11, 2002

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) Lisa Beamer, the widow of the hero who cried, "Let's roll" as passengers prepared to confront hijackers on the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania September 11, has given birth to a healthy baby girl.
Morgan Kay Beamer was born Wednesday afternoon at Princeton Medical Center, Diane Morrow, a spokeswoman for the Todd M. Beamer Foundation, said yesterday. Morgan was Todd Beamer's middle name.
The baby weighed 7 pounds and was 21 inches tall. The couple also has two small sons, Drew and David.
Todd Beamer, 32, was one of several passengers aboard United Flight 93 who made phone calls to relatives or authorities, alerting them that a hijacking was taking place and saying they were making plans to fight back.
Mr. Beamer ended his conversation with a GTE operator by dropping his phone and saying, "Let's roll." A short time later, the plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pa., killing all 44 on board.
The plane, which had left Newark, N.J., and was supposed to go to San Francisco, was the only hijacked plane that day that didn't take lives on the ground. Authorities have said the hijackers were steering it toward Washington.
Lisa Beamer recalled a few days later that "Are you guys ready? Let's roll," was an expression her husband often used when the family was leaving for an outing.
"Some people live their whole lives, long lives, without having left anything behind," she said. "My sons will be told their whole lives that their father was a hero, that he saved lives. It's a great legacy for a father to leave his children."
On Sept. 20, Mrs. Beamer was in attendance in Washington when President Bush gave a speech to the nation about the attacks.
She set up the Beamer Foundation to assist other children who lost parents on United Airlines Flight 93; her own family will not receive assistance from the fund.
The foundation's Web site asks that in lieu of baby gifts, those wanting to can make a donation to either the foundation or to a children's charity in the baby's honor.


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