INSIDE THIS ISSUE - September 10, 2016
• In Memoriam - September 11th
Dear Council 8 Members,
Fifteen years ago today, a heinous act of hate changed the world forever. In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, in the heart of our nation’s Capital, in a peaceful field in Pennsylvania, we heard of unimaginable atrocities as they were happening. Some of us saw the attacks unfold before our own eyes. September 11th, 2001 has been sanctified in world history as a day of unspeakable horror and astonishing bravery.
For those of us working at United or American at the time, the attacks felt deeply personal. Those were our airplanes, our passengers, our Flying Partners and Pilots. But today, through the darkness of our grief, we choose to see the light of heroism that shines forever from our knowledge of the sacrifice of our Crewmembers. Though facing certain death, our heroes did all they could to defend an innocent nation.
I will be attending the memorial service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania – the final resting place of UA 93 – on behalf of all of us. My wish for you is that you will find comfort in what we do every day. That, of course, is taking care of each other, our Pilots, and the passengers entrusted to our care. That is the true spirit of United, which no action can ever destroy.
The names of our fallen Flying Partners and pilots are now sacred. We regard them with sobriety and respect. Never Forget. Never Again.
United Airlines Flight 93
United Airlines Flight 175
American Airlines Flight 11
American Airlines Flight 77