Pay Your Respects at the Pentagon Memorial


The tragedy that struck the United States on September 11, 2001 didn't just unfold in New York City. It also hit right in the heart of the nation: its capital, Washington, DC. At 9:37 a.m., terrorists plunged a hijacked plane into the Pentagon and took 184 lives. Each of the victims is remembered at the Pentagon Memorial.

The Pentagon Memorial commemorates the victims of the brutal attack simply. At the gateway that leads to the memorial, there's a granite zero line that bears the date and time of the attack. Etched above it is the name and age of each victim, starting with the youngest, three-year-old Dana Falkenberg, to the oldest, Navy vet John D. Yannicky. Each person who perished is also honored through their own Memorial Unit, a cantilevered bench crafted from granite and steel with a reflecting pool in the center. Come to the Pentagon Memorial to pay your respects to those who lost their lives on that tragic September day.