This week on With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation Brian Vizard spoke with filmmaker and author, Jean Strauss, who nominated the late Mark Bingham and Jeremy Glick for the 2021 US Rugby Hall of Fame.Bingham and Glick were two out of 40 passengers aboard United Flight 93 when it was hijacked on September 11th, 2001. When the flight was attacked, the two former rugby players, and others, rushed the hijackers and forced the plane to land in an empty field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.Their actions on the plane helped save hundreds of lives on the ground and their heroism was recognized across the United States and the world. Mark and Jeremy’s actions on that fateful day gives insight into the kind of courage, comradery, and selflessness that the sport of rugby nurtures in its players. Bingham and Glick are being awarded the Chairman’s Award at the 2021 US Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Sponsored by Penn Mutual.
0:45: Brian introduces the recipients of the US Rugby 2021 Chairman Award: the late Mark Bingham and Jeremy Glick, as well as Jean Strauss, their nominator.
1:30: Jean talks a bit more about herself and the project that got her acquainted with Mark and Jeremy.
5:55: How did Jeremy Glick get involved in the process?
09:30: Jean discusses the process of nominating Mark and Jeremy and gathering information about their achievements in the midst of a pandemic.
In this episode of the With You! Rugby Podcast, we heard from Jean, a filmmaker and an author, who nominated Mark Bingham and Jeremy Glick for the US Rugby Chairman Award. From Jean, we learned more about the heroism of these two former rugby players and how their actions on 9/11 helped save hundreds of lives. Jean also speaks about how she found the story of Bingham and Glick and the specific reasons she decided to nominate them.