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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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Judith L. Jones

Age: 53

Hometown: Woodbridge, Va., USA

Occupation: Civilian employee, U.S. Navy

Location: Ground, Pentagon

"My mother lived to go to the beach. That was when she was happiest and most at peace. She always told me that when she died she wanted her ashes spread at the beach because she wanted to spend eternity there. She loved taking her grandchildren to the ocean and playing with them in the sand. The photograph was special to her because it was taken the first time my children had ever been to the beach, and it was a great pleasure for her to experience their first time." --Michelle Bush Burkes, 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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