Ever since I created Confessions of a Trolley Dolly I have wanted to show the world that Cabin Crew are more than just the boys and girls in the glamorous uniforms who serve you tea and coffee, stow your luggage, serve you meals, sell scratch cards and wave our arms about doing the safety demonstration.
We are there for your safety. We are the most important safety feature onboard any aircraft.
I started the ‘Angels of the Sky’ section of confessionsofatrolleydolly.com to look at our cabin crew heroes; heroes such as Jan Brown, Ali Osman, Ruth Carol Taylor, Barbara Jane Harrison and Iris Peterson, crew who have not only saved the lives of countless passengers, but who have also changed the face of the aviation industry.
On July 24, 2014 cabin crew around the world wore a small black ribbon on their uniform as a mark of respect for their fallen colleagues, following a series of tragic air disasters. Since then I have been pushing the idea of setting up a yearly memorial day for our fallen aviation brothers and sisters. We may wear different uniforms, but we are united in grief when accidents occur.
I now want to make July 24 our ‘Angels of the Sky Memorial Day’, an annual, world-wide event where crew wear a small black ribbon on their uniforms to remember all those we have lost over the years.
To do this I need your help and support by spreading the word between your colleagues and speaking to your airline management.
Some people have discussed creating a charity to support those left behind. This is a suggestion I would love to develop and would be interested in hearing any ideas which can either be left in the comments section below, or simply drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
I really do think it would be fitting for us to annually commemorate the lives of members of our aviation family who went to work one day and never returned.
Once again I ask you all, if possible, to share this post with all of your aviation colleagues and friends to make our ‘Angels Of The Sky Memorial Day’ a success.
Thank you in advance.
“Flight attendants don’t die, they just fly higher”