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Flight 93 Memorial Remembrance

Date: August 6, 2021

 

This September marks the twentieth year since the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C. In the wake of devastation after the attacks we made a promise to Never Forget our sisters and brothers lost on that fateful day. It is a promise we have kept every year.

For the twentieth remembrance, we will be attending the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville PA.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the high attendance rates predicted for this memorial, AFA will coordinate attendance to ensure our full participation. As we assess interest in attending and to accommodate as many participants as possible, we ask that you contact your Local Council by Monday August 9, no later than 12pm EST to express interest if you wish to attend.

In coordination with your Local Council, we are collecting information on the number of Members interested in attending to determine the final number we will be able to accommodate.

Recognizing space in limited at the National Memorial, Monday has been set for an initial head count only.  We want to ensure we do everything we can to include as many people as are prepared to make the commitment to attend. Once our initial list of individuals is in place, additional opportunities to attend may be offered based on remaining availability.

Again, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the predicted attendance volumes due to this being the 20th remembrance, security and space is tighter than in past years.

Further details about bus pick up, hotel accommodations and the daily schedule will be released to participating Members once the attendance list is finalized. Remember to bid around September 10/11 to avoid scheduling conflicts. Trips will not be dropped to facilitate attendance.

You can read more about the Flight 93 Memorial Attendance Announcement at www.unitedafa.org.

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