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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.

“We are extremely grateful to the Washington Nationals organization for their efforts and actions in honoring the tremendous loss and sacrifices that took place on as a result of the September 11th attacks on our country. As the older brother of one of the fallen and as the president of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, I want to express tremendous gratitude for partnering with us to make sure as a nation and community; we never forget,” said James J. Laychak, president of the Pentagon Memorial Fund.

Currently, the Pentagon Memorial Fund is actively fundraising in pursuit of the design and construction of a Visitor’s and Education Center that will provide education resources and exhibits to enable the visiting public to better understand the events that transpired on September 11th, 2001. The Pentagon Memorial was originally dedicated on September 11th, 2008 and is located adjacent to the impact zone where American Airlines Flight 77 was crashed into the Pentagon.


About the Pentagon Memorial Fund, Inc.: 
The Pentagon Memorial Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization established by the families of the 184 victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in Washington, DC. The Memorial Fund's mission is to provide education resources and outreach programs concerning the Pentagon Memorial and the events of September 11, 2001, as well as raising funds to preserve the Memorial for future generations.  The Pentagon Memorial is a two acre park adjacent to the Pentagon that provides a place for reflection, remembrance and renewal. For more information about the Pentagon Memorial, please visit

For information, contact Jerry Mullins, 703.299.2605