Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Pentagon 9/11 Memorial
This week, we visited the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. This is the memorial built to commemorate those killed when Flight 77, hijacked by muslim terrorists, crashed into the Pentagon, killing all on board and many in the building.
At the entrance to the memorial is a marker listing the names of all those killed.
The memorial is a two-acre plaza filled with benches, one for each person killed here on 9/11.
The wall of the Pentagon, since repaired, where the plane struck.
To the west, the Air Force Memorial can be seen.
The memorial is a somber place, yet peaceful.
Jets still fly overhead on their way into Reagan National. Life goes on and we don't change for cowardly terrorists.
Come dusk, the benches are all illuminated by lights in the water below.
The Pentagon is lit up too, both inside and out. because the business of America's defense never stops.
The dead, both from the plane and the Pentagon. Listed alphabetically, the year that they were born is given first. Their benches can be found by finding the row for that year.