The Pentagon Memorial
, located just southwest of The Pentagon
in Arlington County, Virginia
, is a permanent outdoor memorial to the 184 men and women who lost their lives as victims of the attack, killed both in the building and on American Airlines Flight 77
in the September 11, 2001 attacks
Designed by Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman of the architectural firm of Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies
with engineers Buro Happold
, the memorial opened to the public on September 11, 2008.
In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, an impromptu memorial was set up on a hill at the Navy Annex
, overlooking the Pentagon. People came to pay respects and place tributes. One month after the attacks, 25,000 people attended a memorial service at the Pentagon for employees and family members; speakers included President George W. Bush
and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
. The American flag
that hung on the Pentagon, near the damaged section, was lowered during the service.
America's Heroes Memorial
Opened in September 2002 after Pentagon repairs were completed, the America's Heroes Memorial
and chapel are... Read More