Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-09-10 22:52:58 –
Las Vegas (KTNV) — The Las Vegas community is mothers, teachers, and 9/11 attack friends..
It has been 20 years since Palo Verde High School students and staff lost their foreign language teacher Barbara Edwards on September 11. She was on a plane that crashed into the Pentagon, killing all 64 people on board and 125 others in the building.
Michele Brown, Palo Verde’s counselor, says Barbara was one of her closest friends.
“Everything she did was done with passion. She had a love for children, a love for teaching, and it was very well known to all of us.” Brown said.
Brown says that what started as a normal day turned into a terrible sequence of events. They saw the Twin Towers and then the Pentagon attacked, and hours later, news came to light that many people in our area had hit their homes. It was in Brown’s hands to see if it was true.
“We needed to confirm that, and that’s what I did,” Brown recalled the moment he called Barbara’s parents the day after the attack. I made a phone call and was confirmed to be on an airplane that got off at the Pentagon. “
Brown said Barbara influenced all the students she had. When her colleagues and students learn of her death, Brown says you could feel emotions throughout the school.Barbara left Behind the heritage they always remember.
“She really loved children. She was very person-friendly, very funny, very friendly, always happy and very cheerful. She taught German and was very direct with her children. I had a good relationship, but it was so much fun, the kids loved her, my friends loved her. I loved her. “
Brown says one of Barbara’s favorite memories was when she dressed up for Halloween as a giant McDonald’s French fries.
She remembers the smile that illuminates every room she enters.
“We lost a lot of great people who still have a lot to do,” Brown said. She meant something to us, and so did everyone who died that day. They will never be forgotten and she will not be forgotten. “
A service for Barbara took place on Friday morning at her monument near a soccer field built with donations received by the school from our community.