Past Events

Events are held at the Pentagon Memorial year round.

  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History - September 11 Online Dialogue

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 9:00am to Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 5:00pm

    In conjunction with the National Museum of American History's 10th anniversary display of artifacts and the Smithsonian Channel documentary "9/11: Stories in Fragments," we invite you to participate in a meaningful online conversation about September 11. Each conversation group will contain a limited number of participants (around 20 per group) from different areas of the country who agree to participate starting on September 6. We'll suggest topics, but each group's dialogue is determined by participants’ personal experiences and interests. All conversations can be read by the public, but only the members of the group can initiate new topics of conversation or respond to others. To register visit

  • September 11: Remembrance and Reflection Exhibit
    National Museum of American History 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

    Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 11:00am to Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 3:00pm

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America with a display of objects on view Sept. 3 to Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    “September 11: Remembrance and Reflection” will provide visitors with a close-up view of more than 50 objects from the three sites—New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa.—as well as recent acquisitions related to how American lives have changed since then. To create an intimate experience for visitors, the objects will be shown on tables rather than behind glass cases. Artifacts will include airplane fragments, a door from a crushed FDNY fire truck, a Pentagon map from the building’s second floor and objects recovered from offices. Photographs from the museum’s collection will provide a context for each site.

    “September 11: Remembrance and Reflection” is made possible with support by Booz Allen Hamilton and the History channel. It will feature video excerpts from the Smithsonian Channel documentary, 9/11: Stories in Fragments, and a video presentation ABC News made for the museum on the one-year anniversary. The museum is working with the September 11 Digital Archive at George Mason University to preserve stories and recollections from the public.

  • America's 9/11 Ride and Aaron Tippen Concert
    Double Tree Hotel 300 Army Navy Drive , Arlington, VA, 22202

    Friday, August 19, 2011 - 7:30pm

    The America's 9/11 Ride is about remembering the heroes, volunteers and victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and since. The annual Memorial Ride consists of a motorcycle ride to all three of the September 11, 2001 crash sites to honor those souls that were lost that day.  Beginning in Somerset, Pa, the riders travel to Arlington, Va on Friday, August 19th. On Saturday, the riders depart from the Pentagon and travel to New York City.

    Food and drink available from Rocklands BBQ. You are encouraged to use METRO.

    This event is open to any and all who wish to attend.

  • September 11: Teaching Contemporary History
    Online Conference

    Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 10:00am to Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 3:00pm

    On Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4, 2011, the National Museum of American History, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Pentagon Memorial Fund, and Flight 93 National Memorial, will offer a FREE online conference, September 11: Teaching Contemporary History, for K-12 teachers. Designed to provide educators with resources and strategies for addressing the September 11 terrorist attacks, the conference will include roundtable discussions with content experts and six workshop sessions. These sessions will highlight resources available at each organization, provide background information on September 11, and encourage conversations on how to document, preserve, and interpret recent history and current events.

    Please register here. As the event approaches, we will send you login instructions via email to access the live online sessions, event recordings and related resources.

  • The Public Memory of 9/11
    National Building Museum 401 F Street NW , Washington, DC, 20001

    Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

    The upcoming tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks offers an opportunity to consider how the sites in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington are memorializing and interpreting this event. Leading representatives—Alice Greenwald, Director, National September 11 Memorial & Museum; Jeff Reinbold, Site Manager, Flight 93 National Memorial and; Jim Laychak, President, Pentagon Memorial Fund—present the designs of the memorials and discuss the challenges in commemorating recent history. Brent Glass, director of the National Museum of American History, moderates the program.

    Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 LU HSW (AIA)

    Members: $FREE
    Students: $FREE
    Public: $FREE
    Purchase Tickets
    Special Instructions: FREE. Registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

  • Pentagon Memorial Fund Fundraiser
    Little Theatre of Alexandria 600 Wolfe Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314

    Friday, July 22, 2011 - 8:00pm

    LTA’s summer musical, Hairspray! Can a girl with big dreams and even bigger hair dance her way into your heart? LTA opens the season with the award-winning Broadway musical comedy based on John Waters’ film classic. Meet Tracy Turnblad, a lovable plus-size heroine in the 1960’s as she dances her way to a spot on a local TV dance program. Overnight she is transformed from a pudgy outsider to a teen celebrity. Tracy uses her newfound fame to integrate the show while kicking the program’s reigning princess to the curb and winning the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin.

    A reception will be held before the show starting at 7:00p.m. and will continue after the show. Seating is general admission.  There is no reserved seating.  The donation is $40 minimum per person (tax deductible). Payment by check or cash only.  Please make checks payable to The Pentagon Memorial Fund.  Please reserve no later than July 21, 2011 to Tina Barry at (703) 683 – 5778 ext. 1  

    For additional information please visit

    For directions and information about the theatre, please visit

  • The National Memorial Day Parade
    Washington, D.C.

    Monday, May 30, 2011 - 2:00pm

    The National Memorial Day Parade, presented by the American Veterans Center, is held annually in Washington DC, and is an opportunity for thousands of patriotic Americans to come together and honor those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country.

    The event celebrates all those who have served in uniform from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and seeks to educate the public about the meaning of this hallowed day.

    Please visit their website for additional information and the parade route.