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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. Before you visit Arlington, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • This is an area of a few acres, next to the Pentagon and under the flight path of American 77 that crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. A memorial has been built that provides for one... 
    This is an area of a few acres, next to the Pentagon and under the flight path of American 77 that crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. A memorial has been built that provides for one...  more »
  • Totally amazing. This is the first 9/11 memorial I've had the chance to visit. Very well done. So many details in every aspect of the park. 
    Totally amazing. This is the first 9/11 memorial I've had the chance to visit. Very well done. So many details in every aspect of the park.  more »
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  • Beautifully designed to honor the lives that were lost,very emotional. There is a volunteer that shows up and share photos and details of that day of 9/11 not sure if there's a time schedule. He did give me a picture card with details about the memorial units why they were facing different directions😢and also there's a number on the back of the card to call with a Pentagon Memorial Audio Tour. Unfortunately the volunteer came when I was leaving and handed me this card. I posted a picture of this card hopefully it's legible and I hope this helps. I can't wait to visit again.
  • We visited during the day but wanted to see it at night. Very peaceful. Well thought out design. We parked in the huge parking lot for the Pentagon but did not have any trouble doing so. You can also visit the Airforce memorial right down the street. There are public air portable bathrooms on site. Very clean.

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