Sergeant Major Lacey Ivory
Attack Location: Pentagon
Home: Kansas City, Missouri
Assigned to the office of the Assistant Chief of Staff For Personnel, he was attending a meeting in Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude's office as the time that the plane struck the Pentagon.
Lacey B. Ivory was a Sergeant Major in the United States Army.
Mother Remembers Son Killed In Pentagon Attack
Wednesday, September 11, 2002
A local woman went to Washington for services honoring her son killed at the
Pentagon Wednesday. KMBC's Jeremy Hubbard reported that Reola Ivory left Tuesday to head back East. Her visit to the Pentagon is the first since her son died there.
Hubbard talked to her about the emotional trip before she left.
Lacey Ivory, 42, was working inside the Pentagon when the plane crashed into it. Despite all the chaos, all the casualties, his family thought he would call.
Ivory's wife, Deborah, stationed at an Army base near the Pentagon had phoned her husband's office right after the plane struck. His voice mail still worked. She
thought that meant his office was intact.
She told Reola not to worry, that Lacey would call soon.
“And he didn't call, and I knew,” Ivory said.
A year later, a lot has changed for Ivory.
“Seems like the year went by so fast. It's all back, like yesterday or a week ago,” Ivory said.
Ivory buried her son at Arlington National Cemetery. Lacey Ivory was a Sergeant
Major who climbed the ranks. He worked hard enough to earn a post at the
Pentagon just a year before dying there.
“That's the thing that makes me the saddest,” Ivory said.
Ivory said that in the year since her son's death, she was sad for a few months and angry.
“I was angry with God, I was an angry person for a long time. But I'm not anymore,” Ivory said.
Ivory said that she knows that the more anniversaries that go by, the easier it will get.
An American Legion post in Virginia set up a Lacey Ivory Military Service Award, which will go to a hard-working soldier, who climbed the ranks.
NOTE: Sergeant Major Ivory was laid to rest in Section 64 of Arlington National Cemetery, in the shadows of the Pentagon.
Romans 8, 35, 39
Romans 8:35-39 “Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or are hungry or cold or in danger or are threatened with death? (Even the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from His love. Death can't, and life can't. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can't keep God's love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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