On Wednesday, Sept. 11th, students and faculty gathered together at the Barbara Edwards Memorial at Palo Verde High School located near the soccer fields to honor those lost in 9/11 terrorist attacks. This is the eighteenth year the annual ceremony to recognize the legacy made by former teacher, Barbara Edwards was held.
ROTC Cadet Captain Kyle Alamshaw started the ceremony off with a speech to honor the memory of Ms. Edwards. The Palo Verde Chamber Choir then sang God Bless America.
“I feel so honored to have a part in remembering the victims and heroes of 9/11. Sometimes we forget what a terrible time it was, and I’m grateful for the chance to remember those that were affected in the attack,” Kambrie Earl, a senior member of Palo’s Chamber Choir said.
Ms. Edward’s best friend, Gail Fahy, then proceeded to accept a folded up American flag to honor her friend.
The legacy of Barbara Edwards along with all the memories she left behind at Palo will forever and always be remembered. The horrific tragedy and all legacies left behind from it will never be forgotten.
“The importance behind the memorial is that we are honoring a teacher of [Palo’s] who was on flight 93 on September 11, 2001. It’s important we continue to do this ceremony annually for years to come because it’s important that we honor those and never forget about that day,” said Kyle Alamshaw.