Loved ones honor Kentuckian killed on 9/11

By: Gabriel Roxas Email
By: Gabriel Roxas Email

When you think of 9-11, you may think of New York, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania, but as the nation remembered a moment in history, in places across America like Morehead, Kentucky, loved ones remembered individuals lost ten years ago.

Hearts still break for Edward Earhart who was stationed at the Pentagon on 9-11. As family and friends gathered by his grave Sunday night to remember the young navy sailor, some couldn't help but consider what might have been. "Edward almost survived the attack on 9-11," Earhart's uncle Clyde Thomas said, "He was next door at the Pentagon to his supervisor, and his supervisor survived the attack, so he was just one compartment or one office closer to the explosion or he probably would have been spared as well."

As the sun set on the tragedy's first decade, loved ones raised bottles of Ale-8-1 in a final toast with the young Kentuckian's favorite taste of home.

"It was a tragedy for us," Thomas said, "and it's something that we're all gathered here to honor his memory and to thank him for the service that he provided to us and to his country."

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