Jeremy Logan Glick (September 3, 1970 – September 11, 2001) was an American passenger on board United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked and crashed as part of the September 11 attacks. Aware of the earlier attacks at the World Trade Center, Glick and some of his fellow passengers attempted to foil the hijacking. During a struggle to reclaim the aircraft, it crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, killing all 33 passengers and seven crew members on board, along with the four hijackers.

Jeremy Glick
Born(1970-09-03)September 3, 1970
DiedSeptember 11, 2001 (aged 31)
Cause of deathPlane crash (September 11 terrorist attacks)
EducationSaddle River Day School
University of Rochester
Occupation(s)Sales and marketing executive
Known forHeroic actions on United Airlines Flight 93
Lyzbeth Glick
(m. 1996)

Personal life edit

Glick was born September 3, 1970[2] the middle child,[3] and middle son of Joan and Lloyd Glick of Hewitt, New Jersey.[4] Glick and his five siblings, all of whose names begin with the letter "J", grew up in a Jewish family[5][6] in Saddle River, New Jersey.[3] He attended Saddle River Day School,[3] where in the 7th grade, he met his future wife, Lyzbeth.[1] They became high school sweethearts, and were prom king and queen in 1988.[4]

Glick was an American National Collegiate Judo champion while he was a student at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York,[1][7][8] He was also captain of the rugby team, and president of the Rochester chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity.[9] He graduated in 1993.[10]

At the time of his death, Glick worked as a sales executive for Vividence, an e-consulting company in San Mateo, California.[11]

Glick was a resident of West Milford, New Jersey,[12] where he and Lysbeth made their home in a small cottage on a lake. At the time of his death, they had been married for five years. Their daughter and only child Emerson, was born on June 18, 2001, less than three months before his death,[1][13] and was named after her parents' favorite poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson.[10] As a high school sophomore, Emerson delivered a 2017 TED Talk on dealing with tragedy and grief.[13][14]

September 11 attacks edit

Glick boarded Flight 93 to attend a company sales meeting. He was originally scheduled to travel on the previous day.[11]

According to accounts of cell phone conversations, Glick, along with Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham and Tom Burnett, formed a plan to take the plane back from the hijackers, and led other passengers in this effort.[15] Glick's last words to his wife when aboard Flight 93 were: "We're going to rush the hijackers." He then hung up the phone.[16][17]

Co-workers and family stated that they were not surprised that Glick took action. Glick's brother-in-law Douglas Hurwitt said, "that was my brother-in-law. He was a take-charge guy."[16] Glick's former boss, Thomas Torf, added: "He was a no-nonsense kind of guy. He took ownership of things. Very focused. He loved his family. He was a good businessman. All of us loved him."[18]

Legacy edit

Glick's name is located on Panel S-67 of the National September 11 Memorial's South Pool, along with those of other passengers of Flight 93.
Glick's name on the Wall of Names at Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania

Glick is memorialized at the Flight 93 National Memorial at the crash site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City, at the South Pool, on Panel S-67, along with other passengers on Flight 93.[19]

On September 11, 2002, Glick was posthumously awarded the Medal for Heroism, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).[20]

Glick's sister, Joanna Glick, who finished tenth in the 2001 Junior National Amateur Figure Skating competition, skated a tribute to her brother at a benefit at Madison Square Garden, for which she received a standing ovation. Joanna, who was profiled in Joe McNally's portrait book, Faces of Ground Zero, said of her brother: "He was so strong. I was thinking I should be strong too. Jeremy lives in our hearts. Love, freedom and bravery live on forever."[21] Following his death, Glick's sister Jennifer founded the non-profit organization Jeremy's Heroes, to assist talented but financially challenged young athletes receive training in order to "find their inner heroes" through sports.[1]

Glick was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in 2002.[22]

In August 2007, Glick was posthumously awarded the Samuel Eells Award for distinguished public service by his fraternity, Alpha Delta Phi, at its annual convention at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.[23]

In September 2008, the United States Judo Association (USJA), awarded Glick with an Honorary 10th Degree black belt.[24]

On June 2, 2019, in a ceremony held at the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center, the city of Rochester, New York, where Glick had attended college, inducted Glick into the Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame as its 182nd member, an honor accepted by his parents.[10]

West Milford, New Jersey honored Glick by naming the Jeremy Glick Trail, and the vista, Jeremy Glick's Overlooks, after him.[25][26][27]

In popular culture edit

  • In the 2005 television film The Flight That Fought Back, which depicts the passenger uprising inside the hijacked United Airlines 93, Jeremy Glick is portrayed by Kevin Paul.
  • He is portrayed by Colin Glazer in the 2006 film Flight 93.
  • He is portrayed by Peter Hermann in the 2006 film United 93.

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e Pauley, Jane (August 25, 2002). "Lyz Glick's courage". NBC News. Archived from the original on January 8, 2021. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  2. ^ Bush, Lawrence (September 3, 2014). "September 3: 'We're Going to Rush the Hijackers'". Jewish Currents. Archived from the original on August 22, 2020. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Stephen E. Atkins (2 June 2011). The 9/11 Encyclopedia: Second Edition. Abc-Clio. p. 208. ISBN 978-1598849219. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  4. ^ a b 9/11 Flight 93 Victim Jeremy Glick Family Interview On Dateline. YouTube. November 14, 2011. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  5. ^ Atkins, Stephen E. (2011). The 9/11 Encyclopedia: Second Edition. ABC-CLIO. p. 208.
  6. ^ Bernstein, Richard (September 24, 2013). Out of the Blue: A Narrative of September 11, 2001. Times Books. p. 1971. Google Books. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  7. ^ "Passenger: Jeremy Glick". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 28, 2001.
  8. ^ "Jennifer Glick: Jeremy's Heroes foundation commemorates brother" Archived 2008-02-29 at the Wayback Machine. CNN. November 9, 2001.
  9. ^ Goff, Alex (September 10, 2011). "A Hole in the Sky, and our Hearts". Archived from the original on September 22, 2013.
  10. ^ a b c Roth, Leo (June 2, 2019). "9/11 hero, UR judo champion Jeremy Glick enters Rochester Jewish Sports Hall of Fame". Democrat & Chronicle. Archived from the original on January 27, 2021. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  11. ^ a b "Vividence employee, others puts up fight on Flight 93". San Francisco Business Times. September 12, 2001. Archived from the original on December 7, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  12. ^ Sampson, Peter J. (September 13, 2001). "W. MILFORD MAN TOLD WIFE OF PLAN TO STORM COCKPIT". The Bergen Record. Retrieved July 20, 2008
  13. ^ a b Dunlap, Keith (May 27, 2019). "Kids of United Flight 93 heroes carrying on fathers' legacies". WSLS-TV. Archived from the original on February 25, 2023. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  14. ^ "Dealing With Tragedy: Emmy Glick: TEDxYouth@SRDS". TEDx Talks. June 6, 2017. Archived from the original on February 25, 2023. Retrieved February 25, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  15. ^ "Unexpected legacy left by hero of Flight 93". Yahoo! News. September 2, 2011.
  16. ^ a b Tyrangel, Josh; Cloud, John; Poniewozik, James; Orecklin, Michele; Morse, Jodie; Ripley, Amanda; Martens, Ellin (September 24, 2001). "Facing the End". Time.
  17. ^ "Jeremy Glick". United Heroes. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
  18. ^ "Vividence employee, others puts up fight on Flight 93". San Francisco Business Times. September 12, 2001
  19. ^ South Pool: Panel S-67: Jeremy Logan Glick Archived 2013-07-27 at the Wayback Machine. Memorial Guide: National 9/11 Memorial. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
  20. ^ "SAR presents medals, flag in Somerset ceremony" Archived 2007-11-24 at the Wayback Machine. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. September 15, 2002.
  21. ^ McNally, Joe. Faces of Ground Zero. Time Inc./Little, Brown and Company. 2002. Page 84
  22. ^ "Flight 93 passengers selected for Ashe Award". ESPY Awards. July 24, 2002. Retrieved 2009-09-21.
  23. ^ Vick, Jon (Fall 2007). "Xaipe, The Newsletter of The Alpha Delta Phi" (PDF). Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. p. 1. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
  24. ^ Rock, Vickie (September 13, 2008). "USJA honors Jeremy Glick in Shanksville". Daily American. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  25. ^ "Jeremy Glicks Overlooks Hike". Monmouth County Park System. Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  26. ^ Weise, Don (Spring 2009). "North Of The Tension Line". Archived from the original on August 6, 2020. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  27. ^ Zimmer, David M. (June 18, 2016). "Passaic County officials unveil investment into Highlands Preserve's fields, hiking trails". Archived from the original on February 27, 2021. Retrieved February 25, 2023.

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