RAMSEUR, N.C. – Sandy Waugh Bradshaw, Christopher Bartkiewicz and Jacob Levy are former students of Eastern Randolph High School. People say these three individuals died as heroes.
Bradshaw was an attendant on United Flight 93 which crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pa., on September 11th, 2001.
The terrorists who hijacked the plane intended to crash it in Washington, D.C. but were unsuccessful in their efforts when the people on board fought back.
Bradshaw attended both Grays Chapel School and Eastern Randolph High School where she graduated in 1981.
"It's hard to describe how you feel, but it's heart wrenching,” said family relative, Helen Waugh. “And it's always there, it doesn't really go away.”
Christopher Bartkiewicz attended Eastern Randolph High School from 1997-2000 and was the school’s first former student to be killed while serving with the military.
He died Sept. 30, 2008, when he was attacked by insurgents while with the U.S. Army in Iraq. He was a military specialist.
Jacob Levy, a 2009 Eastern Randolph High School graduate, was also recognized. He died Dec. 10, 2011, as a result of being shot by an enemy sniper in Afghanistan while serving with the U.S. Marines. He was a lance corporal.
"He was 11 years old and set out a goal to be a part of history,” said his mother, Amanda Jacobs Sheek.
On the 14th anniversary of 9/11, also Patriot Day, students honored the three individuals.
The annual event is a way for people in the community to keep their memories alive.