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.
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.
Published: January 13, 2012
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Pentagon Memorial hosting Concert honoring Veterans’ Day
LOWER CHICHESTER — Described by many in attendance as a wonderful afternoon, Sunday’s dedication of the new 9/11 memorial was both touching and reverent.
The centerpiece of the memorial, which sits in a place of prominence at the Rocco Gaspari Sr. Park on Hewes Avenue, is an 800-pound, 4-foot beam that was once part of the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.
By Liz Stark, '13
On September 11, 2011, students and faculty constructed a memorial on the school’s front lawn. In total, 2,977 American flags were arranged in the shape of 9 – 11, each flag representing a life that was lost in the attacks. In addition, the top portion of the 9 resembled a geometric pentagon, symbolizing the people that perished at the Pentagon.
Arlington County hosted the 10th Arlington Police, Fire and Sheriff 9/11 5K Sept. 10 in Crystal City. With 4,212 finishers the race went off with gusto at 6 p.m.
The race, according to the website, originated after Capt. Matt Smith and Detective Dan Borrelli returned from a New York run and decided that Arlington should host a race leading to the inception of the first 9/11 5K in Arlington County. All proceeds go to 9/11 related charities.