Local sister remembers brother who died at Pentagon on 9/11

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COLD SPRING, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - The anniversary of 9/11 hits home for a Morehead son who was killed that day.

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Sister station WKYT reports, Edward Earhart was one of 125 killed at the Pentagon.

While this anniversary is a somber day for Edward Earhart's family, they are making sure other people who died on this day are not forgotten.

"It's been 18 years today. You'd think it gets easier, but it's still hard," said Andrea Earhart Stauter, Edward Earhart's sister.

Earhart was an Aerographer in the Navy and studied weather patterns for ships. His sister says he loved his job and that is what brought him to work at the Pentagon in 2011.

"It was his time to go. He was serving his country. And he loved his job and he was doing his job to the best of his ability, and it was just his time to go," said Andrea.

Thousands were killed that day but four more Americas were also killed on September 11 in the 2012 Benghazi attack. Andrea says politics aside, those victims and their families need to be remembered.

"I think Benghazi does get overshadowed because you have the loss of four people's lives compared to 3,000," said Andrea

Andrea held signs with the Benghazi victims' names at a memorial in Cold Spring so their families felt supported too.

Andrea said their cousin was also in the Navy. He was part of the SEAL Team Six which killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011.

She said her cousin died just before that mission was carried out.