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We Honor Our Heroes

Date: September 11, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen:

September 11, 2001.  Fourteen years ago today our Flight Attendant community experienced what is undoubtedly one of the most traumatic losses in aviation history for our profession.  On that day, there was a terrible loss of life and among those who perished were thirty-five family members – Flight Attendants, Pilots, and Customer Service Representatives.  It is difficult to believe that an event so vivid in our memories occurred so many years ago.

As we do each year, we pause with our flying partners, professional colleagues, families and friends to reflect on and rededicate ourselves to the lives that were lost that day.   Above all, we honor the memory of our aviation heroes: 

United Flight 93

Sandra Bradshaw

Deborah Welsh

CeeCee Lyles

Wanda Green

Lorraine Bay

Captain Jason Dahl

First Officer Leroy Homer

United Flight 175

Amy King

Michael Tarrou

Amy Jarret

Alfred Marchand

Kathryn LaBorie

Alicia Titus

Robert Fangman

Jesus Sanchez

Marianne MacFarlane

Captain Victor Saracini

First Officer Michael Horrocks

American Flight 77

Michele Heidenberger

Jennifer Lewis

Kenneth Lewis

Renee May

Captain Charles Burlingame

First Officer David Charlebois

American Flight 11

Barbara Arestegui

Jeffrey Collman

Sara Low

Karen Martin

Kathleen Nicosia

Betty Ong

Jean Roger

Dianne Snyder

Madeline Sweeney

Captain John Ogonowski

First Officer Thomas McGuinness


Each day in the performance of our duties as Safety Professionals and First Responders in the aviation industry, our actions honor the memories of the courageous crews on United Flights 93 & 175 and American Flights 11 & 77.    While the events of that day unearthed the emotions of many, the actions of the brave women and men who perished in the line of duty reinforced their commitment to our profession and the passengers entrusted to our care.  We will always remember these brave women and men and their service to so many.

As we pay tribute to our flying partners as well as those lost that fateful day, our remembrance will again include an online memorial on our website. 

We dedicate our thoughts and prayers to the families who lost loved ones on September 11.  We Remember.  We will never forget. 

In Solidarity,

 
Ken Diaz,
President
United Master Executive Council

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