Christian Adams
Two vintage German wine tastings lured Christian Adams, 37, of Biebelsheim, Germany, to the United States this September, his first trip to the United States in five years.

The deputy director of a trade group that promotes German wine exports, Adams was on his way from the first tasting, which ended Sept. 10 in New York, to the second, scheduled for Sept. 13 in San Francisco, when he died in the hijacking of United Airlines Flight 93.

Every year, someone from Adams' group comes to the states for the two tastings, said Carol Sullivan, executive director of the German Wine Information Bureau, the New York-based American branch of the German Wine Institute.

But she said it was rare for Adams to come to the United States himself--the wine-making season in Germany coincides with the typically late-September tasting dates, Sullivan said.

"His wife's family and Christian have their own small winery, which made it difficult for him to come. But because of the Jewish holidays, we were holding the event earlier in the month this year," Sullivan said.

A native of Germany, Adams had a degree in oenology (the science of wine) and viticulture (the cultivation of grapes) from the Geisenheim Research Institute, a wine-making school in the Rheinland, in western Germany, Sullivan said. Adams had been head of the German Wine Institute's export efforts for 12 years and also had a marketing degree from the University of California at Davis.

"For all of us that are involved in this work, it's more of a family than a job. And Christian was the hub. He was the center of this," Sullivan said. "I will always remember his thoughtful counsel and dedication and hard work and easy-going manner and wonderful sense of humor, that just made working with him an absolute pleasure."

Adams and his wife had two children, Lucas, 7, and Theresa, 5.
Published by Newsday on Sep. 13, 2001.
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it takes a lot of courage to try to take the plane back from terrorists especially when you know they are armed and they are trying to kill you so you take them back over and instead of them taking lives of a lot of people you guys took the plane back and made them crash into a field and you will definitely be missed
Bill Berry
September 26, 2021
Remembering Christian on the 20th anniversary of 9/11....
Cindy Roe
August 30, 2021
Hey, it takes a lot of bravery to do what you did. Just know your looked up to today and you and everyone else are loved and never forgotten, We relate on how much we love our family im sorry you had to leave them.
Ashton Dunbar
September 30, 2020
Thinking of your family! RIP
Jessica E.
September 11, 2020
Prayers of remembrance
Lesley Weathers
September 11, 2020
I will raise a glass to you my Brother. Forever be your memory, and I have lived these last 19 years doing all I can to never let this happen again.
Bret Lansdell
September 11, 2020
September 8, 2020
We will never forget. Rest in peace.
September 12, 2019
You will never be forgotten. Just wanted to send you so much love today. Thinking of you and your family. ❤
Rebecca Thomason
September 11, 2019
Dear friends and family of Christian Adams,
I am a sophomore from Shanley High School, and I had a project on him. I am very sorry for your loss, and would like you to know he will not be forgotten.
With love,
Grace B.
September 2, 2019
Never will be Forgotten!
September 11, 2018
Randy Tetzner
September 11, 2017
Dear Christian and all those who love him:

He lives on in my heart and memory today and throughout each year.

Toni Press-Coffman
Tucson, AZ
September 12, 2016
Never to be forgotten
September 12, 2014
Sorry about your loss i did a report over him in school.
Isaac Green
September 11, 2014
June 6, 2014
Christian, you'd be in your 50s now. Would you still be traveling or would you now enjoy life by staying home with family and doing the things you enjoy most. I didn't know you but I still feel bad after all these years for you and the others. I pray God has you with him and you're walking in the fields of heaven. Bless you and may you be at peace.
Daniel Morgan
January 9, 2014
To the Family of this amazing Hero, stay strong,remember him fondly,talk about him daily, don't ever forget his self- sacrifice. We, in the United States of America, embracing his memory, as all of the other angels, who had given their lives on this tragic day of September 2001.

"He had smiled
so that he would not cry.
He had smiled hoping to greet another sunny day....
Then the angels came
and took him into Heaven.
Since he had died
you will greet each sunny day
with a smile on your face,
because each day will bring you closer to meeting him again,
to embrace him and to share
eternity together."

Stay strong, I have. My son was one of the pilots on this flight.
We will never forget!
Ilse Homer
November 21, 2013
bella b
September 12, 2013
We will never forget!
September 11, 2013
To The Family,
Please accept my deepest thoughts of sympathy in the passing of Mr. Christian Adams. September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten.

Mr. Terry of NC
December 28, 2012
May you be in a more peaceful place now.
May 17, 2012
Barbara Boam & Kim Rogers walked a mile for you (mile #111) on 5/7/12 as a dedication to your life.
Barbara Boam
May 9, 2012
I hope your kids will never for get you and you will not be for gotten
samantha halleen
September 11, 2011
We hold you in our hearts.
Kymberli Colbourne
September 11, 2011
Our church has a memorial in it of all the victims of 9/11. We were asked to take six names and pray for one of the names each day, as well as their surviving family members. I got Christian's name. He is not forgotten.
Doug Koesel
September 2, 2011
May you rest in peace.
August 22, 2010
Du warst zu jung, du starbst zu früh, wer dich gekannt vergisst dich nie. Da lebt ein Mensch den man nicht einmal persönlich kennt ganz in Deiner Nähe und du musst unter solchen Umständen erfahren dass er nicht mehr unter uns ist. R.I.P
January 27, 2010
May God bless you all. If you ever need someone to talk to email me at [email protected]
jay masters
January 9, 2009
You where Only 2 I Don't Even Know u but your a pretty baby i have always fort of u do u know why ? coz when i was 6 u was on the news saying how little u was i started crying n i always think about u u are the best pretty thing in the world n your still there with your family
LOT OF LOVE Harry xxxxx
October 28, 2008
als du geboren wurdest,weinte der himmel weil sie einen engel verloren,
als du zuück kamst weinte fer himmel , weil er dich so verzweifelt zurückbekam!
rest in peace
vivie singh
September 12, 2008
Thank You
September 11, 2008
To the family of Christian Adams:
Christian gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. My deepest sympathy to you. We must never forget!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
September 11, 2008
I can't even put into words...
Sue Hay
August 24, 2008
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Doug Abraham
January 4, 2008
Christian, you will be missed. Thankyou for being an inspiration always. You will not be forgotten.
Rest in the Lord.
Linda Quincy Adams
November 26, 2007
Never Forget

i know that I won't

i cant'

thank you for your bravery through those tough times

my love and suppport goes out alll those that lost loved ones
Bradley Green
September 11, 2007
Christian on the day you left us,Now forever etched in history We never got to thank you and your fellow passangers for the future that all of you have gave us...thank you and know that your families are always in our thoughts and prayers and a phone call away..THANK YOU ALL......
Debbie , Kenny Coffey
September 8, 2007
In memory....
P Tabbernor
September 1, 2007
i am vary sory for your loss i hope you stay stoung
cassandra mahoney
July 24, 2007
awww this is still sad
Beca Zocco
June 13, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007

Nancy Sahlberg
May 17, 2007
We were looking through the 9/11 Remembrance Memorial and saw three families with the same last name as ours. We have four sons, Michael, David, Johnpaul and Christopher. Our David recently enlisted into the United States Marines. One of his reasons for enlisting was the events of September 11, 2001. We want you to know that we will remember Christian and your family in our prayers. God Bless You all and God Bless the United States of America. Semper Fi!
Michael & Lynnmarie Bennett
May 1, 2007
What a beautiful name. I named my oldest son Christian. He will be 14 on May 14th. I am sure that your Christian was a very special, beautiful man. I am so sorry for your loss.
God Bless,
Leigh Ann Allred
April 27, 2007
From Chris Bassoo and family...I just saw the A & E movie and our hearts go out to your family (we wanted to send our prayers to every family from this flight...Our prayers and thoughts are with you...we will never forget..warmest of regards Chris Bassoo (your northern friends)
Chris Bassoo
January 8, 2007
I am sorry that you passed away, you were a brave person. god bless you and your family. we will never forget 9/11
Shannon Strong
December 31, 2006
we will always remember you and all the heros who lost their lives on september 11,2001 you will never be forgotten
Brandi Weers
December 5, 2006
October 23, 2006
As I stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vane. We will always remember.
Kristine Furstenberg
October 10, 2006
Written by my 13 yr old daughter for Language arts class, she wanted the families to read what she thought of those brave souls who risked all to save us.....

What is a hero?
A hero is hard to put into one word.You ask me to describe what a hero is.The only way I know to do this is to give you an example.There were many heroes on September 11th , 2001, but the ones that stand out the most are the people on Flight 93.
I say this because the people of Flight United 93 gave the U.S.A. a little bit of hope during our darkest hour.They unselfishly gave their lives to stop a bigger tragedy fron unfolding. They put their selves before others. They are very courageous, risk taking, determined, and powerful people. They all banded together to fight one evil. Without these hereos there would have been a bigger tragedy.That would have been my definition of a hero.

This was written and dedicated to all the families of United Flight 93 left behind to help us remember ,written by a 13 yr old , 8th grade student at Heritage Middle, know we will never forget and they will live on as hereos forever.
Melissa Woodard (mother)
September 22, 2006
I pray for your family during this hard time. I hope that none of us forgets this tragdey and all those that died. I pray that you are with Jesus.
Jennifer Moore
September 13, 2006
Wir vergessen Dich nicht...
September 12, 2006
Christian...In this struggle thousands more have joined you...heros in a fight we must win, on behalf of the entire civilized world. The price is already so high, yet the struggle continues...It must. May God give your Family & loved ones, the serenity, comfort & tranquility to endure your sudden departure, while you reside in His everlasting embrace, know that WE will not break the covenent that has been forged between those of you that have passed on, and those of us left to face this evil that endures to this day...
Angel Rosario
September 11, 2006
Thank you.
Lee Ann
September 11, 2006
Dear Adams Family

Hope you have made it through all the hardships and hope that karma is on your side.
Felix Borunda
September 11, 2006
Thank you Christian, you will never be forgotten.
September 11, 2006
Christian is a true American Hero & will always be remembered on this day & forever by so many of us who will never forget. God Bless the family!!! Denise, Deanna, Angie & Cristina
Denise Christian
September 11, 2006
Rest In Peace Christian, God bless you, your family and friends. I never knew you but you are in my heart along with your family and friends.
God Bless You
Bobby Ferguson
September 10, 2006
To the family of this person I send my condolenses and I'd like to say rest in peace.
August 31, 2006
Dear Family,
I deeply regret the pain you must feel. I am sure the love your family share will help comfort you in this difficult time. Meditating on such promises in the Bible such as Revelation 21:3-5 has helped me.
S. M. Landrum
August 31, 2006
August 28, 2006
After watching Flight 93 I really think about the families. You are a very strong person and just believe that God will help you through anything now
Jamie Bryant
June 27, 2006
God Bless the family of Christian Adams and may he be resing in peace.
D Kutepow
June 6, 2006
This is so sad.......I choose this as my L.A report for school
Beca Zocco
May 31, 2006
To the family of Christian Adams...Parents,Grandparents, siblings, wife , children, may God has given you comfort in your time of sorrow, hurt and confusion. Remember always that he was an innocent by-stander, became a heroe and sacrificed his life to save others.He truly fought a fight of self-sacrifice.I don't know if you ever came to the site of the crash. It is a beautiful peaceful, tranquil place....Sacred ground.The temporary Memorial is cared for by volunteers from the area, who love to devote seven days per week of their time, to care for these 40 Heroes.They have build benches in the victims names, made wooden angels for each of them, and they are there to give out information and safe- keep all these many gifts, people are bringing as they visit to honor Flight 93.Weekly about 2000-4000 people come to visit from around the world.All of the gifts are catalogued and stored in an underground vault until the permanent National Memorial is completed, with a Museeum to display each item, which has been brought there, by people of love, compassion and kindness.Many blessings to each of you.I am the Mother of the Co-Pilot LeRoy W.Homer,Jr.I understand your sorrow.
Our scars will never heal, but we have to go on..One way or another.
Die besten Wuensche fuer die ganze Familie.Ich hoffe, dass Gott Sie segnet, beschuetzen wird und die tiefen Schmerzen ein wenig belindern kann.Ihr Ehemann, Sohn, Father, Bruder, Enkel war vielleicht zu gut fuer diese Welt. Gott brauchte ihn im Himmel.
Ilse Homer
May 16, 2006
Hi this is coming your way to say we are sorry for your lost and we want you to know that you still have a family here and when ever you plan to come to the bahamas let us know,we will be more than happy to have you as our guest. may god continue to keep you all with him and comfort you all the days of your life.
Demeco Johnson
April 10, 2006
i am proud of you and the way you handled yourself. You are a hero to me.
Tamara Allgood
April 5, 2006
i hope you rest in peace
travis pusser
March 8, 2006
Yvette Velasquez
January 30, 2006
god bless all the famlies
rob v
January 22, 2006
Everyone on this flight was, and IS my hero.
Pam Beers
January 13, 2006
November 12, 2005
Thanks Christian for your heroism and sacrifice fighting for every one of us.Four years later we do not forget you and all passengers and crew that 9/11.God bless and protect your family always.

And GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.,thanks to heroes as you and friends in that flight.

Fernando & Sonia . (San Juan.P.R.)
Fernando Garcia
September 14, 2005
To the Adams Family:

From our family to yours...may Christian be in God's love and light forever. We will keep Christian in our thoughts and prayers, for his soul to rest, and for Christian to continue to protect his children and his wife.

We never had the pleasure to have Christian in our life, but, we wanted to express to his family, children, and his friends, our sympathies.
Gerard Family
September 12, 2005
Four years. I can hardly believe that this much time has passed.
Yet when thinking about it , it seems like yesterday when we all heard of that terrible news.
Your sacifice and that of all the others on board of UA 93 will not be forgotten as it saved the lives of many people. God bless you and your family.
Rene Gabler
September 12, 2005
I am so sorry for your pain. Please know that Christian will be remembered by people who never even got the chance to meet him on this earth. Germany seems so far away, but we are really all close in that we love and hurt the same - no matter what the distance. I lost my mother many years ago when I was only a baby, and my comfort lies in my faith that we will be together again with the Lord one day and I will get the chance to know her. I look forward to meeting your Christian then also. All those aboard Flight 93 hold a dear place in my heart. My prayers are with you. Love, Marsha
Marsha Franklin
September 12, 2005
9/11/2001 ***** 9/11/2005

You all, will not be forgotten.

My special respect to those heroes.

God bless you all.
Sager Heinz
September 11, 2005

Menschen sterben nicht, sondern leben
im Herzen weiter. Christian ich hoffe
dir geht es gut wo du jetzt bist.
July 8, 2005
I shall never forget how your husband gave his life for this country on September 11. I am sad for this tragedy for you and your family,as I am sure the pain has only eased so slightly with time. But rest assured that your husband is now in God's Vineyard in Heaven and is peaceful in It's beauty and waiting to see his loving family again in the sweet by and by.
Barbara Roop
September 11, 2004
God Bless all the families and freinds of lost love one this day.Be stronge and proud forever.
Theresa Casey
September 9, 2004
There is still a true sadness in my heart,whenever I read these stories.Memories never fade.
Marilyn Gould
August 5, 2004
Dennis Hill
May 19, 2004
May God Keep You, Know That you and your Family are in My Prayers
Lakia Hedgepeth
January 14, 2004
Anita Brown
September 29, 2003
Christian du wirst immer in unseren deutschen Herzen weiter leben
September 12, 2003
Christian's Family,
My prayers are with you today as we all remember what happened. Have faith and may God be with you today and always.

Anna Hellmer
Anna Hellmer
September 11, 2003
May God bless you and your family. You died in such a pretty place. You are a hero.
Katie Blower
September 11, 2003
God Bless You and may Peace be with you on this day.
September 11, 2003
As a German-American Id just like to say I'm proud of you Christian. 2 years later you, and all that died on that day are still in my prayers.
Brian Klopp
September 11, 2003
god bless all in the world with love and goodness and thoese who lost love ones
Celestina Brown
September 11, 2003
I would just like to say that even though that I don't know what you are going through, I still feel your pain and I hope that you take care of yourself and keep prayinhg to god and keep that special person in your heart and trust me everything will be alright.
sabrina hughes
September 11, 2003
September 11, 2003
God Bless you and your family. You are heros to us.
Lynn Coleman
August 20, 2003
We will never forget that horrible day and we will pray for your wife and two wonderful children. So many here miss you and we can only pray for God to help us in the healing process. Love from Texas,
Del Newberry
July 10, 2003
we missed you at our 20th school meeting yesterday.
Rob Eibl
May 11, 2003
God Bless your family for your terrible loss. We will never forget.
Christina Miller
January 27, 2003
Flight 93 contained the bravest heroes of that tragic day 9/11/01. I pray that your family will be blessed by your courage. God bless the U.S.A.
Ron Miller
January 8, 2003
Es werde Licht.
Brian Michael Weigandt
November 21, 2002
My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you even after such a long time ago. September 11 was an act of terrorism that should never happen again. I pray that it never does. I will pray for the families who lost precious loved ones.
November 18, 2002
No greater love than this is to lay down one's life for another.

God's Blessings to Christian's family and the families of all others aboard Flight 93.


Peace to all.

October 9, 2002
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