CeeCee Ross Lyles was a flight attendant on the 9/11  Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania. At the time of her passing, she resided  in Fort Meyers but, she grew up in Fort Pierce and became a police officer for 6 years. Ironically, she switched  careers because she wanted a less dangerous profession. CeeCee had only been a Flight Attendant for 10 months. She was known for her phone calls to her husband reporting the intent of the passengers taking over the flight. CeeCee’s statue was unveiled in 2003. Her bronze statue depicts her wearing the United Airlines uniform as she gazes at the Intracoastal Waterway. Rest in Peace CeeCee.

City of Fort Pierce

Facebook Live ceremony Saturday September 11, 2021 at 9:45 https://www.facebook.com/ftpierce

Contact: Shyanne Helms, 772.467.3034, shelms@city-ftpierce.com
City of Fort Pierce Recognizes 9/11 the  CeeCee Ross Lyles Memorial
FORT PIERCE, FL. – The City of Fort Pierce will hold a 20th anniversary memorial service to honor CeeCee Ross Lyles who perished on Flight 93 that crashed in a Pennsylvania field during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The memorial service will be held at the Liberty Garden, where the City placed a life-sized bronze statue of CeeCee Ross Lyles overlooking the Indian River, 600 N. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, 9:30 a.m., Thursday, September 11, 2014.
Born and raised in Fort Pierce, Lyles attended Fort Pierce Westwood High School and later served for six years as a Fort Pierce police officer. In 2000, she moved to Fort Myers to pursue her goal as a flight attendant. The event is open to the public and will remember and honor all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.


Plythe Freedman holds a MA in Youth Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary. She is a mother of two. Her passion for small businesses and her community has been displayed through her many hours of volunteering and meeting with city officials to assist in promoting Fort Pierce. She is also a former board member of Grace Way Village, a non profit organization that helps clothe and feed disadvantaged children. She is a former member of the Chamber of Commerce and a former Royal Palms member. She served on the RDC advisory board at Suncoast Mental Health Center. And She was appointed by a City Commissioner to serve on the CRA Advisory Committee as the chair. She worked with Frontline For Kids as their public relations specialist and had her own column in the Lincoln Park Main Street Showcase. Plythe's goal is to promote Fort Pierce as a destination for families to visit, live, work and play.

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