On August 29, 2016, Indian Minister of Defence Manohar Parrikar, escorted by U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, laid a wreath the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in honor of the 184 lost at the Pentagon 15 years ago on September 11, 2001. Pentagon Memorial Fund Chairman, Jim Laychak, was present to provide information about the Memorial.
Photo from the ceremony is courtesy of the Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter's flickr account.
FUNDRAISER to support the Pentagon Memorial Fund and the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center
At the Little Theatre of Alexandria - A special performace of WEST SIDE STORY
Friday, July 22, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Suggested donation - $40 (tax deductible)
The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial was featured on the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Blog as one of the top 20 sites to visit within 1 hour of Washington, DC.
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"The National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial is located on North Rotary Road just southwest of the Pentagon in Arlington. It is a permanent outdoor memorial to remember the 184 people who died during the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon: these people include those who were in the building at the time of the attack as well as the passengers on American Airlines Flight 77.
A new sign was erected on the future site of the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center (VEC). ABC7 News interviewed Pentagon Memorial Fund President, Jim Laychak, at the site about the plans for the VEC.
Pentagon Memorial designers Julie Beckman and Keith Kaseman are interviewed around the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
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In observance of the 14th anniversary since the September 11, 2001 attacks, a large U.S. flag was lowered on the side of the building next to the Pentagon Memorial. The flag was lowered at sunrise and will remain on the building until sunset.
NBC Washington - Plans for Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center Revealed
"Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on efforts to build a visitor center at the Pentagon 9/11 memorial. (Published Friday, Sept. 11, 2015)"
105.9FM WMAL - 9/11 Visitor Center to Be Built Near Pentagon Memorial
"Dave Sweet - WMAL.com
ARLINGTON, VA — (WMAL) Pentagon Memorial Fund (PMF) President Jim Laychack confirmed on Monday the site of the 9/11 Visitor Education Center will be within viewing distance of the Pentagon Memorial. The adjacent property, acquired from the Virginia Department of Transportation, is about a half-mile from a burial marker for five victims of the 9/11 Pentagon attacks."