Sandy Bradshaw, A Flight 93 Flight Attendant, Honored At Her High School With Other 9/11 Victims

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Sandy Bradshaw, Flight 93 Flight Attendant, honored at her former high school.

Randolph County, N.C. - Sandy Bradshaw, a flight attendant on Flight 93, graduated from Eastern Randolph High School in 1981. That's about a decade before most current students were born.

Friday morning, the school honored her and all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2011.

Jacob Brown is 17-years-old, and said, ten years ago, "I didn't really understand what was going on. But, as I've gotten older, I've realized the importance of it to our country."

Zach Gardner was 7-years-old during the terrorist attack. He and Brown performed a 9-11 tribute song for their classmates. Gardner said he still remembers the day the planes crashed. "I didn't really know what was going on, but I could tell people were acting different," he said.

Ty Hall was in New York when the planes crashed into the World Trade Center. He shared his story with students during the memorial service. "I heard a rumble and turned around and saw it coming down...I just couldn't believe it," Hall said.

U.S. History teacher Justin Burton said, "Something like keeps it real. The kids they keep it in the front of their mind....Even though Sandy Waugh Bradshaw was here long before they were, to talk about her story, her family, those kinds of things...It really kids home to the kids."

Sharing stories and songs helped students' remember. But nine cannon blasts and eleven seconds of silence allowed everyone to stop and reflect.

Tahia Langley, Bradshaw's classmate, helped organize everything. After everything was over, she said, "It chokes you up...It makes you remember and it makes you proud to be an American."


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