September 11 – Always Remember, Never Forget!

September 11 – Always Remember, Never Forget!

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 September 11 Memorial Ceremonies, 2015

September 11, 2016 will mark the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our nation in 2001. What happened to our country and the nation 14 years ago was a horrific tragedy, and it should never be forgotten. On September 11, 2016, ceremonies will be taking place across the nation to honor the victims of that tragic day. We would like to invite all of you to attend a ceremony alongside your Union Brothers and Sisters as we join together in honor at one of the locations listed below.

  If you are unable to attend an event in person, Remember our heroes with a moment of silence.
Observe a moment of silence on September 11 at any or all of the following times.

8:46 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash Flight 11 into floors 93 through 99 of the North Tower (1 WTC).
9:03 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash United Airlines Flight 175 into floors 77 through 85 of the South Tower (2 WTC).

9:37 a.m.: Hijackers deliberately crash American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, near Washington, D.C.

9:59 a.m.: The South Tower (2 WTC) collapses.

10:03 a.m.: After learning of the other attacks, passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 launch a counterattack on hijackers aboard their plane to try to seize control of the aircraft. In response, the hijackers crash the plane into an empty field near Shanksville, Pa.

10:28 a.m.: The North Tower (1 WTC) collapses. The 16-acre World Trade Center site is in ruins, with collateral damage affecting all adjacent properties and streets. A rescue and recovery effort begins immediately.

9/11 is a day to stand strong together and NEVER FORGET.

A Message from Your AFA-CWA Officers – September 1, 2016


 FLIGHT 93 National Memorial Park, Shanksville, PA

The Association of Flight Attendants will once again be paying tribute to the Crew and Passengers of Flight 93, in Shanksville, PA. A motor coach will be departing from Cleveland at 4:30A.M. on the morning of September 11, 2016 and will be returning by 4:00 P.M. This event is open to all United Flight Attendants. If you would like to join us on this day of remembrance, please contact Robyn Varner at or call 502-758-9961 This event is currently SOLD OUT. Taking Stand-by reservations only.

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Eagle Rock Reservation, Essex County, NJ

Council 62 would like to invite you to stand with them in honor and memory of the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001. This year will mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11. As we promised our commitment to never forget the events of that tragic day, Council 62 will once again be joining together at the memorial service that will be held at Eagle Rock Reservation in Essex County, NJ.

Eagle Rock marks the location where thousands solemnly gathered together as they watched the shocking events of September 11 unfold. The unparalleled view of the New York City skyline, along with the powerful message of peace and hope that permeates the space, has made Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial a special place for people to find comfort and solace.

In 2009 the Flight Crew Memorial at Eagle Rock was founded by Flight Attendant and Council 62 member Deb Calimano, as a tribute to the heroic Pilots and Flight Attendants whose lives were tragically lost on September 11, 2001.

The memorial service will begin at 8:00 AM. Attendees should arrive no later than 7:40 AM, to allow time for parking and walking to the memorial site. We ask that all Flight Attendants come in uniform for the service. For more information on Eagle Rock Reservation, including a map of the area, click here.

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9/11 Memorial and Museum – New York City, World Trade Center

Daily, 7:30 a.m. –  9 p.m.

9/11 Memorial Museum
 Open Daily

Sun – Thu, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., last entry at 6 p.m.

Fri and Sat, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., last entry at 7 p.m.

*An average visit takes approximately two hours. The last entry helps to allow visitors the time to fully experience the Museum. 

The Memorial and the Museum are located at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan at 180 Greenwich St.

To reserve tickets, click here.







Pentagon Memorial– The memorial commemorates the 184 lives lost in the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 during the terrorist attacks. The Pentagon Memorial is free and open to the public 24 hours a day. Special services will be held for the families of the victims of 9/11 at the Memorial on September 11, 2016.
















Moment of Silence and Flags Across Arlington – September 11, 2016. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. A moment of silence will be held at 9:37 a.m. to remember the 184 victims of this tragic event. Arlington County will hang U.S. flags from overpasses and buildings in a display of “Flags Across Arlington.” The cemetery is open and the public is welcome to visit.







Boston Fourteenth Anniversary Commemoration – September 11, 2015

The Board of Directors and the Family Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund invite you to participate, as noted below, in our Twelfth Anniversary Commemoration activities.

7:30 am – Wreath Laying Ceremony

Boston Public Garden, 9/11 Contemplative Garden

8:30 am – Flag Lowering, Moment of Silence, and Reading of Names

Massachusetts State House Lawn






The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climbs

The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climbs are not timed race events, but a way for firefighters and the community to honor and remember the FDNY firefighters who selflessly gave their lives on September 11, 2001 so that others might live. Each participant pays tribute to a FDNY firefighter by climbing or walking the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. Your support of the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb events provides assistance to the surviving families and co-workers of the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 11, 2001.







9/11 Remembrance Ceremony – USS Midway Museum









For additional events, click here

Always Remember – Never Forget

United Flight 175


Captain: Victor Saracini

First Officer: Michael Horrocks

Flight Attendant: Robert J. Fangman

Flight Attendant: Amy N. Jarret

Flight Attendant: Amy R. King

Flight Attendant: Kathryn LaBorie

Flight Attendant: Alfred G. Marchand

Flight Attendant: Michael C. Tarrou

Flight Attendant: Alicia N. Titus


Customer Service Representative: Marianne MacFarlane

Customer Service Representative: Jesus Sanchez


United Flight 93 UA93

Captain: Jason Dahl

First Officer: LeRoy Homer

Flight Attendant: Lorraine G. Bay

Flight Attendant: Sandra Bradshaw

Flight Attendant: Wanda A. Green

Flight Attendant: CeeCee Lyles

Flight Attendant: Deborah Welsh


American Flight 11


Captain: John Ogonowski

First Officer: Thomas McGuinness

Flight Attendant: Barbara Arestegui

Flight Attendant: Jeffrey Collman

Flight Attendant: Sara Low

Flight Attendant: Karen Martin

Flight Attendant: Kathleen Nicosia

Flight Attendant: Betty Ong

Flight Attendant: Jean Roger

Flight Attendant: Madeline Sweeney

Flight Attendant: Dianne Snyder


American Flight 77


Captain: Charles Burlingame

First Officer: David Charlebois

Flight Attendant: Michele Heidenberger

Flight Attendant: Jennifer Lewis

Flight Attendant: Kenneth Lewis

Flight Attendant: Renee May