United 9/11 Flight Attendant Honored at Dedication of Florida Post Office
February 17, 2009
Washington, DC - United flight attendant CeeCee Ross Lyles, member of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), was honored today in Fort Pierce, Florida, where a local post office was dedicated in her memory. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL), as well as family members, community leaders and AFA-CWA representatives, paid tribute to a heroic flight attendant who tragically lost her life on September 11, 2001 onboard United Airlines Flight 93.
"Today's dedication of the Fort Pierce Post Office is a wonderful way to celebrate the professionalism and the memory of our flying partner and friend," said Patricia Friend, AFA-CWA International President. "Her memory will live on through the Fort Pierce community for generations to come."
Last year, Congress passed a resolution, sponsored by Senator Martinez and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), which officially designated the local U.S. postal facility to be named in honor of Lyles. In 2003, Fort Pierce erected a bronze statue in Liberty Garden in Veteran's Memorial Park to memorialize the United flight attendant and Fort Pierce native.
For over 60 years, the Association of Flight Attendants has been serving as the voice for flight attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill. More than 55,000 flight attendants at 20 airlines come together to form AFA-CWA, the world's largest flight attendant union. AFA is part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afanet.org.