Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

5.30.21 – A Memorial Day Tribute/APFA Headquarters Closed Tomorrow

Sunday, May 30, 2021

A Memorial Day Tribute

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day was not the first name of the holiday. It was initially known as Decoration Day because it was a day to decorate the graves of lost loved ones with flowers, wreaths, and flags. The first celebration of the holiday took place on May 30, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery. The celebration originally honored Union and Confederate soldiers and was later expanded after World War I to honor all military branches and wars.

In 1882, the name of the holiday was changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day. In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May to create a three-day weekend for federal employees. The change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

Today, APFA honors the strength and the love these brave Americans felt for our country. Let us never forget always to remember the sacrifice they made for all of us. These heroes who died serving our country will always have our deepest gratitude and respect.

APFA Headquarters Closed Tomorrow

In observance of the UAW Office Staff Holiday, the APFA Headquarters will be closed tomorrow, Monday, May 31. The APFA office will reopen, Tuesday, June 1, at 09:00am (CDT).

An APFA Contract/Scheduling Representative will be available via APFA Live Chat online tomorrow, May 31, from 0900 until 1700 (CDT). Look for the Live Chat button at



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