Our 33 went to work on an early Tuesday morning thinking our nation was protecting their work place.
Our 33 suddenly landed in a space without limits and boundaries – a place hard for us to comprehend.
Our 33 left behind their bodies to fly freely while watching us as we continue on our journey.
Our 33 were the ones lumped together with all the other fatalities on that fateful morning.
Our 33 were described as “PLUS CREW” in most of the stories written later that day.
Our 33 made us proud of our profession by their example, showing courage in the face of this very well planned attack.
Our 33 were 8 pilots – 4 American and 4 United—plus 25 flight attendants – 13 American and 12 United .
Our 33 should know we still speak their names; we know they were there and what they did, and we think of them often!
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