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Wake Forest students raise money for 9-11 memorial

Posted March 1, 2012 10:19 p.m. EST
Updated March 1, 2012 11:28 p.m. EST

— A group of Wake Forest Rolesville Middle School students were so moved by a field trip to Shanksville, Pa., where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, that they joined forces with the Carolina Hurricanes to raise money for a memorial honoring the victims.

Before and during the Hurricanes' game Thursday night, the students with the school's Social Organization and Service Club asked hockey fans to donate to the memorial.

"It was very sad," said student Madison Harrison, 12. "They knew they weren't going to live to see the next day, but they wanted to make sure the people on the ground did, so they did something about it."

The Flight 93 Memorial fund raising campaign still needs about $10 million to complete the 9-11 Memorial at Shanksville.

The Hurricanes hosted family members of the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93. Pat Waugh lost her daughter, Sandy Bradshaw, a flight attendant.

"She was a happy, caring person," Waugh said. "I try to think about the happy things with her, you know, the good times."

Jerry Bingham's son, Mark Bingham, was one of the passengers who stormed the cockpit of Flight 93.

"Nobody else died that day. That was the last flight to go down," Jerry Bingham said. "It just goes to show you what you can do when you come together and you got to make a decision, and they made it."

To help support the Flight 93 memorial: