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Pentagon Memorial

1 Rotary road, Arlington, VA 22202
703 697-7351
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Arlington
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I certainly remember the hit the Pentagon took on 9/11. I could watch the fire continue for several days, viewed from the terrace of the Kennedy Center. But I do not understand the significance of benches cantilevered over puddles. And the lack of parking, even on weekends when there are few employees working, is a further hassle. Don't bother.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Although the Pentagon hit did not receive the publicity of the Twin Towers, it was a devastating loss to the DC Metro area. This memorial is an outstanding tribute to all those who lost their lives on that awful day. Do be sure to take the tour inside the Pentagon either before or after the garden. It includes a little... More

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The memorial is not very awe inspiring when you first see it but when you read and see how it is constructed and understand how each marker has been placed (chronological age of the victims), the direction the markers are pointing ( whether they died in the plane or the Pentagon) and other subtleties,it becomes a very moving experience. The... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Because of what it represents the Pentagon Memorial is a haunting and thought provoking place. And it was clearly well thought out and designed. But, well maybe it was because we were there in the pouring rain, I am not sure I would recommend it unless you are also going on a Pentagon Tour.

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suffolk uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Whoever designed this beautiful memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives on 9/11 when a plane was flown into The Pentagon deserves an award. The families of the dead must take a little comfort from the design which has a place for each and everyone on board the fated aircraft. Each victim has a memorial in the shape of... More

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The first time Ive been to a 9-11 memorial. The site was remembranceful, and honorable to their sacrifice.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were advised by someone at the Capitol to go at night. Took the Metro - totally safe. This memorial is stately and reserved, a beautiful tribute to lives lost. Each element of the memorial has meaning to the day, and to the individual person who died. To see their names, along the row of the year in which they... More

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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The memorial is a tasteful remembrance dedicated to the memory of those that lost their lives. I encourage visitors o take advantage of the 25 minute cell phone tour that shares background information and survivor testimonials. We walked and sat as we listened and observed the points indicated on the recording. We listened to the last 10 minutes as we... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I don't know if I've ever seen a memorial that's been so well executed. It's deceptively simple - 184 benches, each atop a small pool of water. But every element of the design has meaning - the position of each bench indicates the victim's age, while the direction the bench is pointed in indicates whether the victim lost their life... More

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

What is there to be said about a place honoring those who died in the tragedies of 9/11? We went to the Memorial after nightfall, so we were able to see the benches lit. All I can say is that it was a respectful tribute to the memory of those who perished that day. May they rest in peace, and... More

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