The Pentagon Memorial commemorates the 184 men, women and children who died on Sept. 11, 2001 when terrorists slammed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon. Fifty-nine passengers and crew on board the plane lost their lives that day, along with 125 military and civilian personnel at the Pentagon. They were among the nearly 3,000 people killed in attacks on the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and on a plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pa., that day.
The Memorial is the ideal location for quiet reflection and remembrance.&
To commemorate the events of Sept. 11, Arlington County encourages all property/home owners/tenants to display an American flag during the week of Sept. 11.
What are your memories of Sept. 11, 2001? Were you in Arlington at the time? Contribute your memories and experience to the archive.
In 2009, the President of the United States formally designated Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance and called upon the people of the United States to participate in community service in honor of those our nation lost. This initiative continues on the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy with a call to service and sustained volunteerism throughout the year. Visit Volunteer Arlington and find a volunteer opportunity that is a good fit for your skills, interests, and abilities -- one that will empower you to make a meaningful impact in our community.
Arlington first responders managed the incident command and response to the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon. The U.S. Department of Justice hailed the County’s management of the response, and the 9-11 Commission called Arlington’s performance a "model for the nation."
"The response to the 9-11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon was mainly a success for three reasons," the 9-11 Commission concluded in its final report: “First, the strong professional relationships and trust established among emergency responders; second, the adoption of the Incident Command System; and third, the pursuit of a regional approach to response.”