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BOISE -- Fifty-five names appear on the walls of the Fallen Soldier Memorial. One of those names is that of Specialist Carrie French , the first female Idaho soldier killed in Iraq.

At just 19 years old, French was killed when an improvised explosive device hit the front of her convoy in 2005.

Six years later, her mother attended one of the 9/11 memorials in Boise.

Being the mother of a fallen soldier, you want to honor your child and all the rest of the soldiers in any way that you can, said Paula Hylinski, French's mother.

French's name now appears on the Fallen Soldier Memorial Wall, along with the names of other soldiers from Idaho killed in the 9/11 attacks and the War on Terror.

Fifty-five soldiers from all corners of Idaho, their death and sacrifice marked by American flags on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

It reminds you what happened 10 years ago and it rips your heart out all over again, said Hylinski.

Nearly 3,000 lives were lost on 9/11 10 years ago, but the loss didn't end on that fateful day. 6,129 men and women have been killed in the wars that followed.

It's really sad because the war is going on, Hylinski said. We're still losing our soldiers.

The family of Army Specialist Devin Daniels received honors for their son, killed two weeks ago in Afghanistan. At 22 years old, he is the most recent Idaho soldier killed in the war.

We can't forget what has happened, Hylinski said. And this is a way for us all to remember and this is our way of doing it together.

As Governor Otter said, We pray that the list on the fallen soldier memorial wall grows no longer, but all of them deserve our greatest possible honor and respect.

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