A Message from Air Transport Territory General Vice President Richie Johnsen on September 11

Today is a day of great significance and reflection for all of us. Twenty-two years ago, the events that took place forever altered the course of history and came at a tremendous cost.

As individuals, as a nation, and as a community, we share a collective sense of solemnity and empathy. We honor those who suffered and lost their lives, and we vow never to forget their sacrifice.

When four coordinated and senseless terrorist attacks killed nearly 3,000 innocent people on September 11, 2001, and aimed to destroy our way of life, America stood strong and overcame adversity. Our industry was hit hard, but we led the way for recovery.

Today, we take a moment to remember the victims and the survivors of that tragic day, including brave IAM and TCU/IAM members.


Marianne MacFarlane, IAM

Keith Maynard, IAM

Jesus Sanchez, IAM

James W. Barbella, TCU/IAM

Edward Calderon, TCU/IAM

Rocco Medaglia, TCU/IAM

Eugene Raggio, TCU/IAM

Edward T. Strauss, TCU/IAM


Since the September 11 terrorist attacks, IAM members have continued to work on the frontlines, ensuring that America keeps moving and thriving. 

We Will Never Forget!


In solidarity,

Richie Johnsen
IAM Air Transport Territory General Vice President

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