Independence Day in the United States
July 4, 2023
Independence Day serves as a reminder of the fundamental principles and values upon which our nation was built. It is a momentous occasion when we commemorate the freedom and liberties bestowed upon us as citizens of the United States of America. Additionally, it is an opportunity to acknowledge the invaluable contributions and sacrifices made by individuals like yourself, Safety Professionals who play a crucial role in maintaining the soaring success of the aviation industry.
In the past week, our airline has encountered unforeseen and unparalleled challenges. The recent operational disruptions have brought forth uncertainty and hardships that none of us could have anticipated. Throughout these trying times, your exceptional resilience and adaptability have shone through, ensuring the uninterrupted connection of people and places through air travel, even in the face of adversity.
As we join together in celebrating Independence Day, let us also take a moment to appreciate the strength that comes from unity and collective action. We stand firmly by your side, advocating for your rights, fair treatment, and improved working conditions. Together, we can overcome any obstacles and strive towards a brighter future for all Flight Attendants.
On this Fourth of July, if you aren't traveling by air, we urge you to seize this opportunity to rest, rejuvenate, and cherish the presence of your cherished ones. It's a time to acknowledge your steadfast commitment. Whether you opt for enjoying our negotiated holiday pay during your flight, hosting a backyard barbecue with breathtaking fireworks show, or reflecting on the meaning of this day, always remember that your contributions hold great worth, especially in the eyes of our Union.
In conclusion, we once again extend our heartfelt gratitude for your incredible sacrifices during the past week. AFA takes immense pride in representing such an exceptional group of individuals who embody the spirit of professionalism and solidarity.
Wishing you a safe and joyous Fourth of July celebration!