September 12th, 2017
September 11th, 2001 is remembered as a terribly dark day in American history. Most people know that nearly 3,000 people perished in the terrorist attacks that unfolded that morning at the World Trade Centers in New York City, but 184 people were also killed at the Pentagon in Washington, DC when a plane smashed into the building. The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial ensures that their names and stories are never forgotten.
The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial contains a garden with small, simple benches etched with the name of each victim. It also denotes how old they were at the time that the plane struck on that fateful morning, arranging the pieces in rows according to each victim's year of birth. The position of the bench reveals whether the person it represents was inside of the Pentagon or on the plane at the time of the attack. Pay your respects to these fallen Americans at The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial.