Savvy Stews respectfully encourages the 9/11 Memorial and Museum to recognize airline crewmembers as “first responders.”
Did you know the the exhibits within the museum and the discount entrance program exclude airline crewmembers as being first responders on September 11, 2001?
In addition to being honored within the museum, the following groups are offered free or discounted admission:
- New York Police Department
- New York Fire Department
- Port Authority Police Department
- Active/Retired US Military
A blog post on the memorial’s site reads:
Commissioner Cassano laid a wreath in front of the south pool, where the names of the 343 active and three retired members of the FDNY who lost their lives on 9/11 are inscribed, alongside the names of the rest of the 9/11 first responder victims. The emergency response on September 11, 2001 was the largest in our city’s history, and all told, more than 440 first responders paid the ultimate price that day.
The crewmembers operating those ill-fated flights are not mentioned.
Airline crewmembers were actually the first uniformed responders on 9/11 and deserve to be recognized and honored as such. Savvy Stews is working toward assembling a collective voice and show of support for allowing airline crews discount admission and hopefully, a respectable mention for their heroism on that infamous day.