Jeremy Logan Glick (September 3, 1970 – September 11, 2001) was a 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.
Jeremy Logan Glick
September 3, 1970
Saddle River, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||September 11, 2001 (aged 31)|
|Cause of death||Homicide (crash of United Airlines Flight 93)|
|Education||Saddle River Day School|
University of Rochester
|Occupation||Sales and marketing executive|
|Known for||Heroic actions on United Airlines Flight 93|
|Children||Emerson Glick (b. 2001)|
Early life and educationEdit
Glick was born into a Jewish family and had five siblings, all of whose names begin with the letter "J". He was a middle child among the six children of his family. He grew up in Saddle River, New Jersey and attended Saddle River Day School. He and his high school sweetheart, Lyzbeth, were prom king and queen in 1988.
Glick was an American National Collegiate Judo champion while he was a student at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, where he was president of the Rochester chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. He later worked as a sales and marketing executive for Vividence, an e-consulting company in San Mateo, California. Glick also played rugby at the University of Rochester where he was a team Captain. On August 31, 1996, Glick married Lyzbeth. The couple had a daughter, Emerson, born on June 18, 2001, whom they named after author Ralph Waldo Emerson.
September 11 attacksEdit
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. 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.
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." 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."
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.
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."
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.
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