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A 9/11 Reflection

A favorite long time flying friend sent me a copy of a picture today, 9/11/13, that had been taken in August of 2001.

3 FA’s and a friend are together on a boat in SFO harbor on a sunny but windy day. The 4 are wearing light jackets, their backs are to the wind, there are whitecaps in the water, hair is being blown around. Smiles on all 4 faces, and their arms are wrapped all around each other in a side-by-side group hug.

3 weeks later, two of the people in that photograph were no longer with us.

For Amy King & Mike Tarrou, for Amy Jarret, for all of the 33 crew from AA and UA, and to all the others of 9/11, you will never be forgotten.

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(photo above provided by AWA_CFA on 9/11/2015)

This (see link below) is guaranteed to get your eyes to water, it certainly did mine. It is an article in the Hollywood Journal by a UAL FA (Felicia) about her last flight with Amy, Mike, and some of the crew on UA175. our-heroes-my-friends

To learn about the “Our 33” project, please click Our_33

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Thanks to Barbara Dorger http://barbaradorger.com for starting the “Our 33” project, and if you want some of the pins pictured above, drop her a note…

And there is this piece written by a friend of mine, an FA who was in New York on 9/11, who was heading with some friends to ‘Windows on the World’ atop the North tower that morning, and who ended up staying in NYC for 18 days assisting the teams at Ground Zero. The_Sky_Angel

New York City's Tribute In Light Honors Sept. 11th Attack Anniversary

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