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Naples resident Elaine Pecorelli Dyer's son, Thomas Pecorelli, was killed as a passenger on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Dyer said that Osama Bin Laden's death does not bring closure for her. 'We're not celebrating anything today. We're just glad that it happened and it's over,' said Dyer. David Albers/Staff

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Naples resident Elaine Pecorelli Dyer's son, Thomas Pecorelli, was killed as a passenger on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Dyer said that Osama Bin Laden's death does not bring closure for her. "We're not celebrating anything today. We're just glad that it happened and it's over," said Dyer. David Albers/Staff

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  • Naples resident Elaine Pecorelli Dyer's son, Thomas Pecorelli, was killed as a passenger on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Dyer said that Osama Bin Laden's death does not bring closure for her. 'We're not celebrating anything today. We're just glad that it happened and it's over,' said Dyer. David Albers/Staff
  • Thomas Pecorelli was killed as a passenger on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Photo courtesy of Elaine Pecorelli Dyer.
  • Naples resident Elaine Pecorelli Dyer has an American flag hanging on her lanai comprised of the names of each victim of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples resident Elaine Pecorelli Dyer's son, Thomas Pecorelli, was killed as a passenger on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Dyer said that Osama Bin Laden's death does not bring closure for her. 'We're not celebrating anything today. We're just glad that it happened and it's over,' said Dyer. David Albers/Staff
  • Nicholas Thomas Pecorelli is pictured with President Barack Obama. Pecorelli's father, Tom Pecorelli, was killed on 9/11 as a passenger on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center towers six months before Nicholas was born. Photo courtesy of Elaine Pecorelli Dyer.
  • Naples resident Elaine Pecorelli Dyer is on her second pendant bearing the image of her son, Thomas Pecorelli, who was killed as a passenger on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Dyer said she rubs the pendant when she thinks about her son and she wore the image away on the first pendant. Dyer said that Osama Bin Laden's death does not bring closure for her. 'We're not celebrating anything today. We're just glad that it happened and it's over,' said Dyer. David Albers/Staff
  • Naples resident Elaine Pecorelli Dyer is on her second pendant bearing the image of her son, Thomas Pecorelli, who was killed as a passenger on the first plane to strike the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Dyer said she rubs the pendant when she thinks about her son and she wore the image away on the first pendant. Dyer said that Osama Bin Laden's death does not bring closure for her. 'We're not celebrating anything today. We're just glad that it happened and it's over,' said Dyer. David Albers/Staff

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