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September 11 Memorial: Remembering the victims who died at the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania

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Ada L. Mason-Acker

Age: 50

Hometown: Springfield, Va., USA

Occupation: Civilian employee, U.S. Army

Location: Ground, Pentagon

"She liked lilies; they were her favorite flowers. They were bright like her personality. She would buy them regularly, not just for special occasions, to brighten up the house. She would keep them on the dining room table." --Shannon Mason, daughter

Source: The Washington Post, AP and washingtonpost.com

The profiles in this feature were written in the months following Sept. 11, 2001.

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A day after the 9/11 attacks a makeshift memorial was created on the Arlington Memorial Cemetery fence. Seven years later, the first 9/11 memorial is opening.

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