Fifteen years ago, the building housing the U.S. Department of Defense came under attack. American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon, killing all 59 passengers on board the plane and 125 people working in the building.
Today, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial stands next to where the plane entered the building, honoring those lost on a day that forever changed America.
View interview with Pentagon Memorial Fund President Jim Laychak and read more coverage at:
On Saturday, September 10, 2016 the 15th Annual Arlington Police, Fire and Sheriff 9/11 Memorial 5k will take place in Arlignton, VA at 6:00pm.
The Pentagon Memorial Fund will be one of the charities that benefit from the event.
For more information, go to: http://arlington911race.com/
The following are events taking place around the DC area commemorating 15 years since the events on 9/11
The National of American History will have a special exhibit commemorating 15 years since the 9/11 attacks. One day only - Sunday, September 11, 2016 11:00am-4:00pm
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.
Follow the link to read the full post:
"22 Best Things to Do in Arlington, VA"
"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.
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."
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.