The Pentagon Memorial is designed so that the nation may remember and reflect on the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. To honor the 184 victims, 184 illuminated benches have been arranged according to the victim's ages, starting with Dana Falkenberg, 3, to John Yamnicky Sr., 71, and each bench is engraved with the name of a victim. The benches representing the victims that were inside the Pentagon are arranged so those reading the names will face the Pentagon's south facade, where the plane struck the building. The benches dedicated to victims aboard the plane are arranged so that those reading the engraved name will be facing skyward along the path the plane traveled. If more than one member of a family died during the attack, family names are listed in the reflecting pool under the bench. A wall along the edge of the Memorial begins at a height of 3 inches and rises to a height of 71 inches, the ages of the youngest and oldest victim of the attack, and approximately 85 Paperbark maple trees are planted on the memorial grounds. The Memorial was dedicated and opened to the public on September 11, 2008. This photo was taken at the Pentagon memorial located southwest of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia on October 23, 2008. USDA photo by Bob Nichols.
April 30, 2014
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