A new permanent memorial park has been built to honor victims of the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon.
The memorial, scheduled to be dedicated on this year's anniversary of the attacks, is located on the grounds of the Pentagon in Arlington.
Terrorists crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, killing 59 people on the plane and 125 people working inside the building, which houses the U.S. Department of Defense.
The park consists of 184 memorial units in a field, one inscribed to each victim. The units, made from steel and gravel, are shaped like cantilevered benches. They are positioned so that if you read the name of a flight passenger, you face the sky; if you read the name of a victim from the Pentagon, you face the building.
The area also includes a lighted pool, grass, a footpath and maple trees.
The site will be open to visitors 24 hours a day. There is no admission fee.
The memorial is easily accessible by bus, and from the blue and yellow lines of Washington's Metro, which serve the Pentagon stop in Arlington.
Details at http://memorial.pentagon.mil/.
Source: AP Features