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.&
Join runners from across the region on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 for a 5K run. The route starts/ends in Crystal City and runs by the Pentagon. The run benefits a variety of charities related to Sept. 11 and military families. Register now.
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.
Up to 38 teams compete in the annual First Responders Cup -- a Girls Fast Pitch Tournament, bringing together the very best teams from those areas directly affected by the attacks of Sept. 11. The tournament benefits Pentagon Disaster Relief charities.
Every year, Members of the Arlington County Board, together with the Arlington Fire Chief and the Arlington Police Chief, place a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial. This wreath is presented on behalf of the Arlington community in remembrance of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.
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.
Learn how to identify invasive plants, proper methods of eradicating and removing invasive plants and give back to the community in honor of 9/11 with the AmeriCorps and Arlington's Invasive Plant Removal team on Fri., Sept. 14, 9:00am - noon at James Haley Park. Read the Invasive Plant Pull PDF for more information.
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.”