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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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  • Whilst a little tricky to find this is a very moving place to visit, located adjacent to the Pentagon building. An important stop on your DC tour to pay your respects to those that died there. 
  • Having been to the NY 9/11 Memorial, we were keen to visit the Pentagon Memorial when in Washington DC. We were very impressed by the simple, dignified and very moving site - it is certainly worth a v...  more »
  • A reminder is to all those victims of flight 77 and those that were Pentagon that they died in the 9/11 attack. Details and dates on the floor and are there are places where rests the water, reminds all those who were in this long struggle after the 9/11 attack.
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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.