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9/11 memorial ceremony held in Fort Pierce honors former detective

Posted at 3:12 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 15:13:12-04

FORT PIERCE, Fla.-- Friends and family gathered by the Indian River in Fort Pierce Tuesday morning to pay tribute to Cee Cee Ross Lyles.

She was a flight attendant on board United Flight 93 on 9/11 that crashed in Pennsylvania.

Before embarking on a career in the skies, Lyles was a detective with the Fort Pierce Police Department.

"She was a good person and cared about people and wanted the best for people.  I'm just glad people are still interested to celebrate her life," said her brother Tony Ross.

"There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of my fellow crew and how brave they were that day," said friend Jerome Sangalli.

As part of Lyles's legacy, a graduating senior at Fort Pierce Westwood High is honored with the Cee Cee Ross Lyles Memorial Scholarship.

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