We Remember. We Will Never Forget.
September 11, 2014
Ladies and Gentlemen:
There have been many times in
our lives where we have had to deal with a catastrophic loss that has created
shock throughout America: the death of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther
King, Princess Dianna, Elvis Presley and recently Robin Williams to name a few.
For the most part we remember these losses, but not all of us remember the
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, however, is a date that will never be forgotten. This date will
always be remembered as one of the single most horrific days in America’s
history where thousands lost their lives. That seemingly normal day changed the
world and our lives as Flight Attendants forever. That day we lost 35 Flight Attendants, Pilots
and Customer Service Representatives.
Our fellow Flying Partners
gave their lives in an attempt to save our aircraft, but most of all, our
country. They will remain in our minds, on memorial stones, and imbedded in our
hearts forever. I don’t think any of us have boarded an airplane since that day
and have not thought about “what could happen today?” September 11 has changed our way of thinking.
It has never, and will never, be the same again.
Today, we honor our heroes
here at United and our colleagues at American Airlines:
|United Flight 93
Captain Jason Dahl
First Officer Leroy Homer
|United Flight 175
Captain Victor Saracini
First Officer Michael Horrocks
|American Flight 77
Captain Charles Burlingame
First Officer David Charlebois
|American Flight 11
Captain John Ogonowski
First Officer Thomas McGuinness
It’s hard to believe that it
has been 13 years since that traumatic day.
The attacks touched the lives of Flight Attendants and everyone in
America in such a powerful way. We have suffered such a great loss. This year
we continue to recognize the remembrance and pay tribute to our flying partners
on our Online Memorial which is posted on the United MEC website.
We continue to grieve the
losses we all shared. Once again, our thoughts and prayers remain with the
families who lost loved ones on September 11th. We Remember. We will never forget.
United Master Executive