Past Events

Events are held at the Pentagon Memorial year round.

  • Wreaths Across America Ceremony at Pentagon Memorial
    Pentagon Memorial

    Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 1:30pm

    For the third consecutive year, the Pentagon Memorial Fund has partnered with Wreaths Across America for the annual wreath laying at the Pentagon Memorial. Mr. Jim Laychak, President of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, will join Mr. Morrill Worcester, Founder of Wreaths Across America, for the ceremonial wreath laying.

    Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. The wreath laying is held annually, on the second Saturday of every December. Wreaths Across America's annual pilgrimage from Harrington, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery has become known as the world’s largest veteran’s parade as they stop at schools, monuments, veteran’s homes and communities all along the way.

    For more information about the history of Wreaths Across America, please click here.

  • Ride to Recovery 9/11 Challenge
    Pentagon Memorial

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 2:00pm

    On behalf of the 350 injured veterans and special guests who will be joining us, we invite you to ride in the upcoming Ride 2 Recovery 9-11 Challenge Finale presented by UnitedHealthcare, Sunday, September 18, 2011, at the Pentagon 9-11 Memorial. The ride will mark the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks at the World Trade Center, Crash site of United #93 in Shanksville, and the Pentagon. The Participants will depart Winchester, VA at 8 AM and are expected to arrive at the Pentagon at 2 PM. There is an option to ride from the Pentagon at 10:30 AM and meet up with the group and ride into the finish. If you chose not to ride, the group will finish at the Pentagon Memorial at 2 PM with a reception at Ft. Meyer to follow the arrival ceremony attended by the Secretary of Defense and special guest Debra Burlingame, sister of the AA #77 pilot. In addition, surviving family members of the Pentagon attack have been invited to attend the festivities.

    Schedule of Events

    2 pm - Arrive at the Pentagon

    2:15 Ceremony at Memorial

    2:45 Transfer to Ft Meyer

    3:00 Reception at Ft. Meyer (music, food, etc)

    We would be honored if you would be able to join with the R2R participants, most have served in Iraq and Afghanistan or served as first responders on 9-11.

    For information, please contact John Wordin




  • Grant Us Courage...Grant Us Peace
    Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre NVCC Alexandria Campus Tyler Building Auditorium / Gyn #203

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 7:30pm

    Featuring dancers, music and iconic photography, Grant Us Courage… Grant Us Peace commemorates the 10 Year Memorial Anniversary of September 11, 2001.

    This work of healing, previously performed in 2002 and in 2004 when the company raised $20,000 for the Pentagon Memorial Fund, is dedicated to those who lost their lives at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 77. The work was choreographed at the request of Tom, one of Kathy Harty Gray’s three brothers, all of whom were New York firemen. Two of them were responders that day and the third joined his colleagues in the rescue efforts. Kathy was in close contact with her family during those days and this served as a major inspiration for her choreography.

    The names of the dance sections – Searching, Courage, Memories, A Special Prayer and Rebuilding our Lives – evoke the courage and the heroism that allows the human spirit to move forward while remembering those whom we have lost and still miss.

    This piece was created and is performed with the hopes to heal and inspire the spirit, and to remind us to appreciate our own lives and the connections to people around us.

    Kathy Harty Gray, Adjunct Faculty & Choreographer
    Kathy Harty Gray Dance Theatre in residence-NVCC/Alexandria since 1995
    [email protected]

    Presented by NVCC Alexandria Science, Business & Technology & Physical Education & Dance & KHGDT and supported by Alexandria & Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and individual donors.

  • Choralis Concert
    National Presbyterian Church Washington, DC

    Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 4:00pm

    Choralis is offering a special performance in Washington, D.C. on Sunday September 11, 2011 to commemorate this milestone anniversary with a program to uplift and inspire. A generous portion of complimentary tickets are available to area organizations and individuals with a personal connection to the 9/11 attacks, including families and survivors from the Pentagon, the organizers of the Pentagon Memorial, first responders from local police and fire departments as well as military veterans and their families. For tickets, please contact  Helen Samhan, development committee chair, (202) 494-9141.

  • 9/11 Memorial of Maryland Dedication
    World Trade Center Plaza 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland

    Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 3:00pm

    Please join Governor O’Malley for the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland—honoring the extraordinary heroism, commitment and sacrifice of 9/11 victims, rescuers and
    their families, and paying special tribute to the Marylanders who lost their lives that day.

    For more information, click here.

  • Washington Nationals Heroes Day
    Nationals Park 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC , 20003

    Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 1:30pm

    Join us at Nationals Park on September 11 as the Nationals honor the 10th commemoration of the attack on the Pentagon. Game time vs. the Houston Astros is 1:35 p.m., but come early for a special pre-game ceremony and on-field remembrance to pay tribute to the victims, their families, and the countless rescue, aid, military and law enforcement workers who were affected by the disaster at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

    Tickets are just $20 (discounted from $36) and each ticket sold will include a $5 donation to the Pentagon Memorial Fund.

    Thank you for your support of the Washington Nationals and the Pentagon Memorial Fund. We look forward to seeing you at the Park.

    For stadium information and location, please visit Offer not available at Box Office or day of game. No refunds or exchanges.


  • Scarves for Veterans
    Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington , DC, 20004

    Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Volunteers will create no sew scarves that will be given to the United States Veterans Initiative (U.S. VETS), an organization that provides programs and services to military veterans and their families. Once volunteers assemble the fleece no sew scarves, they will attach them with an awareness ribbon.

    Service Project Impact: The completed no sew scarves will be distributed to U.S. VETS who will then include the scarves in a winter warming kit drive that provides Veterans in need with necessary items for the upcoming winter months.

  • Seeds of Inspiration
    Freedom Plaza 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20004

    Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Volunteers will create organic seed globes consisting of flower seeds, compost and soil. Once the seed globes are assembled, volunteers will take them home to then be planted in their neighborhoods where they can begin their own community flower gardens.

    Service Project Impact: Volunteers will directly impact their neighborhoods by bringing greenery to areas in need. Once the seed globes are disbursed, community residents will create beautiful flower gardens in their neighborhoods.

  • 9/11 Remembrance Mural
    Freedom Plaza 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20004

    Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Volunteers will leave their mark by assisting in the creation of the 9/11 Remembrance Mural. Utilizing the paint-by-number method on an 8 ft. x 12 ft. canvas, each volunteer will have an opportunity to paint a portion of the mural. The pre-designed mural will consist of an image that speaks to the importance of remembering the heroes, survivors and victims of the September 11 attacks.

    Service Project Impact: The remembrance mural will be on display in the months following the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, at various schools, libraries and other public facilities around the region. By displaying the mural at various locations, the public will have the opportunity to view the mural that honors the heroes, survivors and victims of the September 11 attack.

  • September 11 Moment of Remembrance

    Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 1:00pm

    The U.S. Senate has approved a resolution to establish a national moment of remembrance of those murdered in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

    The resolution calls on Americans to cease work and other activity for a one-minute Moment of Remembrance on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks at 1:00pm Eastern time on September 11, 2011. During the Moment of Remembrance, it is suggested that participants remember the victims at the Pentagon, at the World Trade Center and on the planes and to remember the survivors of the attacks.

    The moment of silence was the idea of U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, of West Virginia.