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A letter for Ivan

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on September 16, 2011 1:46 PM

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4th Fighter Wing 2nd Lt. Keavy Rake places a letter to her first-born child, Ivan, next to the eternal flame in New York City's Battery Park on Sept. 11. Ivan died during childbirth Sept. 6, 2001, and his funeral was interrupted due to the terrorist attacks that unfolded a few days after his death.

NEW YORK -- Keavy Rake waited until the crowd had zeroed in on one of her comrades before making her move. She didn't want to answer questions about why she was approaching the eternal flame in Battery Park. She didn't...

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