The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial pays tribute to the 184 people that lost their lives on that tragic day in American history. Each victim is honored with their own Memorial Unit, all of which have been placed uniquely throughout the Memorial. The Memorial Units are a touching and elegant remembrance of each person, consisting of a cantilevered bench, a pool of water, and the engraved name of the deceased hero. The victims’ ages — spanning from 3 to 71 — are exhibited through the placement of the Units throughout the Memorial.
An online interactive map is available to coincide with the Memorial. Biographies of each victim can be read, making the Memorial that much more touching and personal. Most who visit take note of the quiet peacefulness of this important site, which serves as a fitting tribute to those who were lost. A trip to the Pentagon Memorial is an unforgettable and important experience when visiting the D.C. area.