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September 11th Remembrance

Date: September 7, 2023

As summer comes to a close, we begin to prepare ourselves for the September 11th Memorials held all across our nation and the world.

Keeping our commitment to Never Forget, Flight Attendant honor guards will stand in memory of the crew members who made the ultimate sacrifice twenty-two years ago. Our AFA honor guards were selected from United Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Horizon Air, and Spirit Airlines.

In addition to attendance at the national memorials in New York City, Washington D.C., and others around the country, Flight Attendants and AFA representatives and volunteers will attend the September 11th Memorial Observance Ceremony at the Flight 93 Memorial National Park.

We encourage you to attend a ceremony in your area, alongside your AFA Leaders, your fellow Flight Attendants, and the friends and families of those whose lives were lost in these devastating terrorist attacks.

This day resonates differently with each of us. There is no right or wrong way to honor and remember the family we lost that day. Whether you are flying in the operation, attending a memorial, or spending time with loved ones, take a moment to pause and reflect on the heroism and ultimate sacrifice of that day. Remember them.

If you aren’t able to be part of a local Memorial service, simply take a moment of silence in honor of our heroes in aviation, as well as those first responders and anyone touched by the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

Suggested moments of silence:

8:46 am AA Flight 11

9:03 am UA Flight 175

9:37 am AA Flight 77

9:57 am UA Flight 93

For the month of September and leading up to the 11th, black ribbons will be provided through your Local Council to be worn behind your AFA pin. Wear them as a remembrance of our flying partners, family, and friends as a reminder that they will always be with us. 

A limited supply of the AFA September 11th Remembrance pins, honoring the victims of 9/11, are available through your Local Council.

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