The Labor Movement remembers and honors the lives of those who sacrificed so much 17 years ago today. Their unions, their families, the friends, and their fellow Americans will never forget the tragedy of their loss. Unions are remembering the horror of that day and the trauma experienced by so many.
“The incredible pain of mourning for our dear friends also inspired new acts of heroism as our profession changed forever. In our Flight Attendant union, we found comfort in one another and the courage to get back on airplanes to usher passengers and fellow crewmembers home to their loved ones.Every day since September 11th, we know that not only are we first responders to emergencies affecting the health and safety of our passengers and other crewmembers, we are also our nation’s last line of defense in aviation security.”
All across the IAFF 3rd District our members will be conducting ceremonies to honor the 343 #FDNY Brothers who paid the supreme sacrifice 17 years ago today. Today we honor them, but we remember them & their families each & every day because #WeNeverForget.
“In the end, to complete their mission, 343 of them would give their lives. As firefighters, we honor those who pay the supreme sacrifice and look after their families as our own.” – IAFF Secretary-Treasurer Edward A. Kelly
“We will always remember the victims of that tragic day, especially our three UA Local 638 brothers who lost their lives: Felix Calixte, Thomas Kelly, and Arturo Sereno. We also honor and pay tribute the first responders, as well as our members and locals that contributed in many ways in the days, weeks and months after 9/11.”
UMWA President Roberts reflects on the sacrifices made 17 years ago on September 11 and asks us all to take a moment and remember the first responders who gave their lives for us on that day.