Oprah isn't the only one who wants to recognize the heroic actions of Capt. Sullenberger and the first responders. Of the 150 passengers aboard Flight 1549, 83 are in the audience to express their gratitude. Eight of them flew for the first time since the crash to be in Chicago for this occasion.
"I personally want to say thank you to all the first responders," says Josh, one of the passengers. "It goes without saying you have the training that was requisite to get the job done, but you also had the instincts, the character, the wherewithal and the heart to bring us all home."
As a special surprise, Joe Girardi, team manager of the New York Yankees—the 2009 World Series champions—joins the celebration via Skype™. To honor these heroes, Joe gives each first responder VIP tickets to a Yankees game and invites them to meet the team at batting practice this spring. "If we need any swings rescued, maybe you can help us out," Joe says.
Published on November 24, 2009
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