We Will Never Forget

Pilot leaders and staff of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, gathered in the beautiful memorial garden at the union’s Herndon, Va., offices to honor the victims of 9/11 and pay tribute to the crew of United Flight 93, United Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 11, and American Airlines Flight 77 on this day—September 11, 2012—the 11th anniversary of the event that forever changed our lives.

“In the wake of that senseless tragedy, we were unified and repulsed by the events that led to the tragic loss of those on the aircraft and those on the ground,” said ALPA president Capt. Lee Moak. “We will, as airline pilots, never again witness a friend, a family member, a fellow crewmember leave us too early in this manner.”

United MEC chairman Capt. Jay Heppner read the names of the flight crews lost that day. “My fellow United pilots—Vic Saracini and Mike Horrocks of Flight 175 and Jason Dahl and LeRoy Homer of Flight 93 were murdered, victims of an attack that challenged our national character and tested our collective mettle,” Heppner said.

“The deaths of these brave pilots, together with those who were in command of American Airlines Flights 11 and 77, serve as reminders that we cannot afford to be complacent or stagnant in the upkeep of our national security.”

“Make no mistake, the fury we felt 11 years ago today has not diminished,” Moak concluded. “In fact, it is what fuels our resolve to continue to make positive changes in our industry. Our swift reaction and fierce determination defined our profession as the leading advocate for safer skies. And for that, we should be proud.”

United Flight 93:

Capt. Jason Dahl
F/O LeRoy Homer Jr.
Flight Attendant Lorraine Bay
Flight Attendant Sandra Bradshaw
Flight Attendant Wanda Green
Flight Attendant CeeCee Lyles
Flight Attendant Deborah Welsh

United Flight 175:

Capt. Victor Saracini
F/O Michael Horrocks
Flight Attendant Robert Fangman
Flight Attendant Amy Jarret
Flight Attendant Amy King
Flight Attendant Kathryn Laborie
Flight Attendant Alfred Marchand
Flight Attendant Michael Tarrou
Flight Attendant Alicia Titus
Customer Service Representative Marianne MacFarlane
Customer Service Representative Jesus Sanchez

American Flight 11:

Capt. John Ogonowski
F/O 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 Dianne Snyder
Flight Attendant Madeline Sweeney

American Flight 77:

Capt. Charles Burlingame
F/O David Charlebois
Flight Attendant Michele Heidenberger
Flight Attendant Jennifer Lewis
Flight Attendant Kenneth Lewis
Flight Attendant Renee May