Pentagon Memorial Dedication

By Defense DepartmentSeptember 11, 2008

The official party and audience sing "God Bless America" at the Pentagon Memorial Dedication Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2008. The national memorial is the first to be dedicated to those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The site contains 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the building who lost their lives that day.
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The official party and audience sing "God Bless America" at the Pentagon Memorial Dedication Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2008. The national memorial is the first to be dedicated to those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The site contains 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the building who lost their lives that day. (Photo Credit: Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adam M. Stump) VIEW ORIGINAL
A military bugler plays as first responders salute atop the Pentagon during the Pentagon Memorial Dedication Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2008, at the spot where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 59 people aboard the flight and 125 in the building. First responders are the firefighters, police officers and other rescue workers who were first on the scene that day.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A military bugler plays as first responders salute atop the Pentagon during the Pentagon Memorial Dedication Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2008, at the spot where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 59 people aboard the flight and 125 in the building. First responders are the firefighters, police officers and other rescue workers who were first on the scene that day. (Photo Credit: Defense Dept. photo by Andy Morataya) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of a joint service honor guard carry a wreath toward the Pentagon Memorial Sept. 11, 2008, during its dedication ceremony. The memorial consists of 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the Pentagon who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001.
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of a joint service honor guard carry a wreath toward the Pentagon Memorial Sept. 11, 2008, during its dedication ceremony. The memorial consists of 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the Pentagon who lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001. (Photo Credit: Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad McNeeley) VIEW ORIGINAL
The official party watches as the first inscribed memorial unit is unveiled at the Pentagon Memorial, Sept. 11, 2008. The national memorial is the first to be dedicated to those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The site contains 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the building who lost their lives that day.
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The official party watches as the first inscribed memorial unit is unveiled at the Pentagon Memorial, Sept. 11, 2008. The national memorial is the first to be dedicated to those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The site contains 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the building who lost their lives that day. (Photo Credit: Defense Dept. photo by Cherie Cullen) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lorin Pfiel, a Healing Field Foundation volunteer, arranges an American flag Sept. 10, 2008, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Pfiel was one of about 200 volunteers who set up nearly 3,000 flags in honor of the vicitms and families of the 9/11 attacks.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lorin Pfiel, a Healing Field Foundation volunteer, arranges an American flag Sept. 10, 2008, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Pfiel was one of about 200 volunteers who set up nearly 3,000 flags in honor of the vicitms and families of the 9/11 attacks. (Photo Credit: Defense Dept. photo by Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Pfc. Mohamed Mustafa, Virginia Army National Guard soldier and George Mason University Reserve Officers Training Corps cadet, participates in an American flag dedication at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2008. The dedication was headed by the Healing Field Foundation, and about 200 volunteers were on hand to place and set up nearly 3,000 American flags in the Pentagon parking lot in honor of the victims and families of the 9/11 attacks.
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Pfc. Mohamed Mustafa, Virginia Army National Guard soldier and George Mason University Reserve Officers Training Corps cadet, participates in an American flag dedication at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 2008. The dedication was headed by the Healing Field Foundation, and about 200 volunteers were on hand to place and set up nearly 3,000 American flags in the Pentagon parking lot in honor of the victims and families of the 9/11 attacks. (Photo Credit: Defense Dept. photo by Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden) VIEW ORIGINAL
The sun rises over the main stage before the start of the Pentagon Memorial dedication ceremony Sept. 11, 2008. The national memorial is the first to be dedicated to those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The site contains 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the building who lost their lives that day.
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The sun rises over the main stage before the start of the Pentagon Memorial dedication ceremony Sept. 11, 2008. The national memorial is the first to be dedicated to those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The site contains 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the building who lost their lives that day. (Photo Credit: Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Adam Stump) VIEW ORIGINAL
Donald Rumsfeld, former defense secretary, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, President George W. Bush and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen stand as the national anthem plays at the Pentagon Memorial Dedication Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2008. The national memorial is the first to be dedicated to those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The site contains 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the build
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Donald Rumsfeld, former defense secretary, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, President George W. Bush and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen stand as the national anthem plays at the Pentagon Memorial Dedication Ceremony, Sept. 11, 2008. The national memorial is the first to be dedicated to those killed at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The site contains 184 inscribed memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the build (Photo Credit: Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison) VIEW ORIGINAL