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Essay Judges

United Airlines flight attendants convened a group to plan charity projects. The projects served as tributes to their UAL colleagues on Flight 93 from Newark that crashed in Shanksville, PA and Flight 175 from Boston that struck the South Tower in New York.

The essay competition will start in early 2021 and will run through until the summer. It will culminate in September, 2021 as part of a tribute to 9/11 heroes on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11.

The essays will be processed by the Human Resiliency Institute at Fordham University - and passed to the judges for consideration in THREE categories:

  • Airport employees
  • Airline employees (flight attendants and pilots)
  • Students (college, high school, those in Edge4Vets)

Return to the Essay Competition page for full details.

We are inviting aviation employees and officials, including airport workers and flight attendants, profiled in "Reclaiming the Sky," to serve as judges.


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The judges team will be led by Virginia Buckingham, former Executive Director of Massport. Her book, "On My Watch," - shown above - offers an inside story of the impact of the 9/11 attacks on Logan Airport and Boston.

See photos of courageous airport and airline employees profiled in "Reclaiming the Sky."

Ken and Jennifer Lewis, husband and wife flight attendants on AA Flight 77 on 9/11.