9.11.21 – Honoring our Colleagues on the 20th Anniversary of September 11th

Saturday, September 11, 2021

This week, APFA, along with members of APA, AFA-CWA, ALPA, TWU, IAM, and other Labor Unions, came together in Unity to honor our colleagues who perished in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Twenty-five Flight Attendants, eight Pilots, three Customer Service Agents, and active and retired employees of the American Airlines and United Airlines family died that day. These brave crewmembers were America’s first first responders, and they fought to protect their country until the end.

Washington, D.C./ US Pentagon – September 9th

Due to increased security in the Washington, D.C. area, ceremonies at the Pentagon were closed to the public and moved to the afternoon of September 9th at the last minute. APFA and AFA-CWA Leadership were able to attend the abbreviated ceremony.


New York, NY- September 10th

Yesterday, a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the 9/11 Memorial at the North Pool at 4:30pm. APFA members, along with National and Local Base Leadership, were in attendance.


Washington, D.C./US Capitol – September 10th

APFA Leadership attended a brief remembrance ceremony at the US Capitol, honoring those lost twenty years ago today.


Boston, MA – September 11th

Ceremonies in Boston were held at the gates from which American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 departed, and a Walk to Remember concluded the memorial services.


Grapevine, TX – September 11th

In Grapevine, TX, an all-day event was held to honor the victims of September 11th. The ceremony began with a Uniformed Crew Walk to the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial, followed by a ceremony and a World War II D Day aircraft flyover.


New York, NY – September 11th

This morning, a remembrance ceremony was held at the NYC 9/11 Memorial, beginning at 8:00am.


Shanksville, PA – September 11th

APFA participated in a ceremony honoring those lost on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, PA, after the heroic crewmembers and passengers successfully diverted the aircraft from its intended target, presumably the US Capitol.


San Diego, CA – September 11th

On the Flight Deck of the USS Midway in San Diego, APFA members participated in a ceremony to honor our fallen heroes.


Tempe, AZ – September 11th

The Tempe Healing Field® pays tribute to all of the lives lost on September 11, 2001. This morning, a healing field tribute took place with the reading of the names of the victims at 5:46am (PT).


We honor those we lost on American Airlines Flight 11, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77, and United Airlines Flight 93, as well as all of the first responders and victims of the terrorist attacks. On this twentieth anniversary, we continue to remember their bravery and heroism and pledge to Never Forget.

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