Delta Air Lines has made a generous donation to help build and sustain the 9/11 Memorial and Museum as a special tribute to honor airline industry employees. Delta is now one of more than 170,000 individual contributors from all 50 states and 35 countries who have made donations. 9/11 Memorial Chairman Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg thanked Delta Air Lines, saying the gift "reminds us of the critical role that airline industries play to ensure the safety of those who fly."
Delta joins a growing list of corporate supporters that includes the real estate, financial services, legal, tourism, media, labor and banking industries.
In the announcement of the gift, Gail Grimmet, Delta Air Lines Senior Vice President, New York, said, “The impact 9/11 had on our industry cannot be understated. It affected the lives of our employees in an irrevocable way. We are honored to pay tribute to those who perished, as well as to the indomitable spirit of Delta’s employees and all of our colleagues across the airline industry. We are privileged to be part of the project that memorializes the tragedy and celebrates our collective spirit as a city and a nation to overcome it.”