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Pentagon Memorial, Arlington

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Pentagon Memorial honors the 184 people who died in the attack on the Pentagon building on September 11, 2001. Each person is honored by an illuminated bench with his or her name set in shallow pools of water. When you read the names of those who perished inside the building, you'll face the spot where the plane hit the Pentagon. Turn toward the sky to read the names of those who were on board. At the memorial, you can dial a number to listen to an audio tour on your phone. The tour is also available online for listening and download. The memorial is the only part of the Pentagon complex where taking photos is allowed. Make Pentagon Memorial part of your personalized Arlington itinerary using our Arlington trip itinerary planner.
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  • To the uninformed eye, this a beautiful tribute to the victims of 9/11. However, I highly suggest asking for a tour guide. There are many small intriguing details to this Memorial that aren't easily s...  more »
  • This is a lovely tribute to the people who lost their lives in that hateful attack on freedom. The way it's set out is lovely. It would be even more lovely when the trees get leaves on again. A must s...  more »
  • Visited the memorial before entering the Pentagon. Easy to get to from Pentagon City, just used the blue or yellow line metro so much easier than walking. Very moving to see a sculpture for every life...  more »
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  • Really moving memorial for those who died at 9/11. Each of the well designed benches stands for one of the stroke victims. You can easily see the part of the Pentagon, that was rebuilt within four Months after the attacks, because of the different colured facade. It was a great experience to be at this place!
  • Honors those whose service helped to keep us safe and this memorial shows our gratitude.
  • This is definitely a moving tribute to the people who were killed on 9/11. Each bench represents a fatality at this site... Including a 3 year old girl. You can very clearly tell where the walls of the pentagon were rebuilt, as they are lighter than the rest of the building. There are audio tours if you're interested, or you can simply wander among the benches.
  • Unbelievable and very Humbling. This had to be on everyone's bucket list. Don't miss it
  • A quiet beautifully laid out memorial to 9/11 was a different feeling and emotion visiting at night.