Alice Hoagland, who's son Mark Bingham died on American Airlines
flight 93, said US citizens should be proud of their intelligence
service and military personnel.
During an appearance NBC's Today Show, she said: "I think it is a
point in time of which the American people can be very proud, which
we can take stock in and realise how very valuable our intelligence
community and our military are.
"I'm [still] very proud of what Mark did along with his fellow
passengers," she added. "A little group of guys in the back of a
pitching 747 that took a vote and decided they were going to run
forward armed with nothing more than their fists and whatever they
could find on board to fight real evil - people who were determined
to kill them and anyone else they could on the ground."
Hoagland also praised both President Obama and former President
George W. Bush for their work against Bin Laden.
"Barack Obama has been real friend to the 9/11 families and he's
working hard to fulfill the promises that he has made," Hoagland
said. "And George W. Bush deserves a great deal of credit. He
promised the 9/11 families that he would not relent in his effort
to find the perpetuators of the bloodshed of 9/11," she said.
"The short answer is, in some way, I'm really relieved [bin Laden]
has no one to face now except his God."