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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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Nehamon Lyons IV

Age: 30

Hometown: Mobile, Ala., USA

Occupation: Operations specialist second class, U.S. Navy

Location: Ground, Pentagon

"The necklace is white gold, and he wore it all the time when he wasn't on duty. The Pentagon sent it to me. They cleaned it up the best they could. They also sent one of his pins that he wore on the ship, and a dime. That's all they had. I put his medal on the shelf and I keep the necklace in a box on my dresser. I keep it close to me." --Jewell Lyons, mother

Source: The Washington Post, AP and

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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