Kyle and I had wanted to visit the Pentagon Memorial and finally found a chance to go one evening right after the 13th anniversary of September 11. They make it pretty accessible even though the Pentagon is really intimidating and you feel like you will get tackled by just walking through the gates. You enter through an underground tunnel and walk along the south wall until you get to the memorial.
This was a neat handout the Senate had on the morning of September 11.
This is at the front of the memorial. There were a lot of rose bouquets since we visited right after the anniversary.
This memorial was cleverly thought out and implemented. There was a bench for every person who passed away either on American Airlines Flight 77 that hit the Pentagon or those who were in the Pentagon near that Southeast wall. The benches were set out based on age.
Once we got there, the sun began to set and the sky started turning the most amazing colors.
Each bench has a little pool underneath it and the colors were reflecting off of the benches and water.
The side that was hit.
I found this quote on September 11 and made this graphic because I believe this with all my heart. The Savior makes up for everything that is unfair in this life. Even though these were horrible events, it brought our country together and allowed us to show our strength won't crack. It's moments like these that help me to remember what matters most.