NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Town Council has declared Oct. 3 a day of remembrance for Amy Jarret, the North Smithfield resident and flight attendant who lost her life in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Council President John Beauregard first announced the honor during a Sept. 13 memorial ceremony for Jarret and other victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. A flight attendant for United Airlines, Jarret was working on United Airlines Flight 175 when hijackers crashed the plane into the second tower of the World Trade Center.
“The flight attendants that day were heroes in every sense of the word,” Beauregard said.
Jarret was born on Oct. 3, 1972. She grew up in Woonsocket before moving to North Smithfield, graduating from Mount Saint Charles Academy in 1990.
Her father, Aram Jarret, recalled Amy’s mantra to “always travel light” during the memorial ceremony.
“Let the world rush by and the baggage fall by the wayside,” he told the crowd.
Councilors officially proposed the measure during a Town Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 20. Councilor Kim Alves motioned to approve the resolution, which passed by a 5-0 vote. Along with Jarret, the resolution pays tribute to the other eight victims from Rhode Island who died in the Sept. 11 attacks.