AP Article - Pentagon Memorial Fund President, Jim Laychak, Speaks at 9/11 Museum Dedication Ceremony in New York City
Press Release - Friday, May 16, 2014

President of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, Jim Laychak, is quoted in an Associated Press article which includes statements from 9/11 family members made at the dedication ceremony of the National September 11th Museum on Thursday, May 15, 2014:

Avramopoulos Visits Pentagon Memorial with Secretary Hagel
Article - Friday, August 2, 2013

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with his Greek counterpart, Dimitris Avramopoulos,  at the Pentagon and visited the Pentagon Memorial. See link to article below:



Dimitris Avramopoulos
"Mantua 9/11 memorial adds fragment from Pentagon"
Article - Monday, July 29, 2013

The Mantua, NJ 9/11 memorial has added limestone from the Pentagon.

The USS Arlington Arrives in Port!
Article - Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Video: USS Arlington Arrives at Naval Station Norfolk" via

The Arlington is one of three vessels to be named in honor of the victims and first responders on 9/11.

The USS Arlington, one of three Navy vessels to be named in honor of the victims and first responders on 9/11, recently arrived at its new home port of Naval Station Norfolk. It will be formally commissioned on April 6.

Newly Appointed Secretary Hagel Makes Unscheduled Visit To Pentagon Memorial
Article - Wednesday, February 27, 2013

To read the full article by Kevin Baron:


"Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made an unscheduled visit to the Pentagon Memorial for the 9/11 attack, on Wednesday, shortly after being sworn in on the job, where said he reflected on that "jarring gong" still reverberating around the world."


President Karzai Visits Pentagon Memorial
Press Release - Thursday, January 10, 2013

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta tours the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and James J. Laychak, president, Pentagon Memorial Fund, Jan. 10, 2013. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

Bicycle Club “Testing” 9/11 Memorial National Route
Press Release - Friday, September 28, 2012

 The Laurel Highlands On and Off Road Bicycle Association will hold a ride for members and other experienced on-road bicyclists as a test  run for a leg of the September 11 National Memorial Trail ® on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Washington Nationals Honor the Pentagon Memorial Fund for Sept. 9th Home Game
Press Release - Monday, September 10, 2012

Washington, D.C. -- (September 6, 2012) – The Washington Nationals will be honoring and hosting representatives of the Pentagon Memorial Fund on September 9th during their game with the Florida Marlins at Nationals Park. In pregame ceremonies and through announcements and activities during the game, the Nationals organization will pay tribute to all the lives lost and sacrifices made that took place on September 11th, 2001.

Washington Nationals - Heroes Day
Press Release - Sunday, September 9, 2012

A Moment
Article - Monday, March 26, 2012

Walking into the Pentagon Memorial in Washington D.C., where a hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 took the lives of 189 people on September 11, 2001, a dense quietness blankets the air. The memorial is a public place, but the atmosphere is intensely private. No one can tell you how to feel about the memorial, just like no one can tell you how to feel about the events of that day. It is a place to take a moment to reflect in your own personal way.