Articles about Betty Ong
Betty Ong's family always felt she was their hero. But it wasn't until months after the attacks that they also found she was the nation's. In January 2005, a tape of Ong's urgent message was played before the 9/11 Commission. Hearing her poised voice relaying vital information about the hijacking, commission chairman Thomas Kean declared: “Betty Ong is a true American hero.”
- Betty's story was covered in an article by Lisa Tobin and Michael May "9/11 Stories: A Flight Attendant's Calm Final Call" and is included in the National Geographic Channel video "Zero Hour: The Hijacking"
- There is a biography of Betty in Wikipedia, along with a transcript of her call: Betty Ong
- The National Security Archive at the George Washington University has a copy of the 911 Commission Four Flights Monograph (PDF file), which documents the part that Betty played on the day.
- The full report of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission) contains testimony about Betty's role. It includes a statement from Nydia Gonzalez, Acts of Courage in the Sky (PDF file), describing the emergency call she had with Betty. There is also the statement of Gerard Arpey, Chief Executive Officer of American Airlines, honoring Betty as a hero.
- The Bakersfield Californian has a number of articles about Betty, including one by Steve Flores "Sister still has plenty of love for 'Bee'" about Betty and the effect her bravery has had on her sister Cathie.
- And The Examiner has an article "SF family remembers flight attendant on 9/11 anniversary" with brother Harry Jr talking about the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center.
- Photographs of the 3037 Memorial, Washington Square Park, San Francisco include one of Betty.
- Betty's photo has been included in the artwork "Faces of the Brave".
- Betty's name has been included in the 9/11 Memorial North Pool.
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