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Local woman honored at Fort Pierce 9/11 memorial

Posted at 6:43 PM, Sep 11, 2016

A memorial today remembered a Fort Pierce woman who was on board one of the hijacked flights on 9/11.

CeeCee Ross Lyles was a flight attendant on United Airlines flight 93 when it crashed in a Pennsylvania field during the terror attacks.

The ceremony was held in Liberty Garden, where a life-size bronze statue of Lyles stands, overlooking the Indian River.

"It feels great that people for the simple fact that people remember my sister for being a hero on 9/11," said Tony Ross, Lyles' brother. "I lost my sister, but it's also great because she's a person that will always be remembered."

Lyles was born and raised in Fort Pierce.

She served on the police force for the city before becoming a flight attendant.