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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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Sgt. Maj. Lacey B. Ivory

Age: 43

Hometown: Woodbridge, Va., USA

Occupation: U.S. Army, U.S. Army

Location: Ground, Pentagon

"He was so, so proud of his education. We had to fly all the way back to Germany so he could walk across the stage and get his degree because we were reassigned to Colorado Springs. When he told me this, I said 'Are you serious?' And he looked at me like I had grown horns or something. He said 'Yes, I want to get my degree.' He got a master's of education with a concentration in counseling. He wanted to go back to Kansas City where he was from and help kids there. He did have a thing about education." --Deborah Ivory, wife

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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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