While it may not be everybody’s favorite conversation, the horrific tragedies that occurred on September 11th 2001 continue affect all of our lives. As we strive towards peace and positive change as Americans and individuals, it’s important to remember and pay respect to even the darkest parts of our history. In a classy and aesthetically appropriate display, the Pentagon Memorial in Washington DC provides an honorable venue to reflect and learn about the specifics of this tragic event.
The Pentagon has long been a building that represents the strength of the United States and continues to do so. This memorial puts its focus towards commemorating the patriotism and loyalty of those who fell victim in this attack. Their tragic deaths are honored through the notion that they paid the ultimate price for all of our freedom.
While these thoughts and tributes are all up for interpretation, the steadfast truth is that those who fell victim deserve proper remembrance. The amount of heart that has gone into the construction and conception of this memorial supercedes proper and brings that remembrance into the realm of truly remarkable.
The memorial is designed as an outdoor park filled with a massive design of benches. The benches vary between representing those who were lost aboard Flight 77 and those who were lost inside the Pentagon at the time of the strike. Lit up at night, these sleek and futuristic benches create an awe-inspiring visual spectacle that when viewed with emotions of 9/11 can make for a powerful experience.
With digital audio tours available for listening and victim biographies on the Memorial website, education is more than available for visitors. All Americans have reason to feel connected to this place and international visitors are also encouraged to share our history and remembrance.
Located at 1 N Rotary Rd in Arlington, VA, the park is open 24/7.