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  • Each flag represents a life lost from 9/11--2,996 flags. Each flagpole documents the victims name, age, their state, employer and picture when available.

    Shakila Yasman, age 26, employer Marsh and McLennan Cos, Inc. New York.
    This brings tears to my eyes, and I grieve for her lost life--at 26, the same age as my daughter.

    Steven Weinstein, age 50, New York.
    Who is this Steven? Who loves him? Was he balding? Did he worry about high cholesterol? Did he tell funny jokes and then laugh at them himself?

    As I read their names, I can imagine their physical presence beside me. My eyes tear.

    I will always remember.
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