On March 25, Lisa Beamer, the widow of Todd Beamer, and Col. Mike Cosby, Commander, 177th Fighter Wing unveiled the “Let’s Roll” emblem on an F-16C.
The nose art features Todd Beamer’s words, “Let’s Roll” with the motto “Spirit of 9-11” superimposed on a sword, an American eagle, and a U.S. flag. Todd Beamer, along with 44 passengers and crew was killed Sept. 11, when hijacked Flight 93 crashed into Shanksville, Pa. The words, “Let’s Roll” were Todd Beamer’s last words before he and other passengers rushed the cockpit to thwart the terrorists' plans.
“It is a great honor to have Todd’s words remembered in this way,” stated Beamer. “I know that he would be honored to have you all rally around his words.” More than 200 unit members attended the ceremony.