National Aviation Week Tradition Continues at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

  • August 18, 2021
Five men in pilot uniforms along with another in white top and blue pants stand at the Memorial with an American flag and a commemorative wreath
Annual September 10 wreath laying at the Memorial by the Allied Pilots Association and Professional Flight Attendants Association.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum proudly continues its National Aviation Week tradition through August 22 this year, offering free admission to active and retired flight crew members. Our tradition honors the memory of the Flight 11, 77, 175, and 93 pilots and crews – whose strength and sacrifice on the morning of the attacks is so central to the 9/11 narrative – and to those who work tirelessly to keep passengers safe every day. We invite you to reserve your free ticket; please bring flight crew credentials and claim your tickets at the box office on the day of your visit. 

On National Aviation Day, we're thrilled to be hosting special guests Doug Parker (CEO, American Airlines), Eric Ferguson (President, Allied Pilots Association), and Julie Hedrick (President, Professional Flight Attendants) as they visit the memorial to honor 9/11 flight crew members - and everyone killed that tragic day. 

By 9/11 Memorial Staff

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