Since 2008, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial has been a solemn space for mourners to pay their respects to the 189 lives lost when terrorists flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the west side of the Pentagon. Jim Laychak, the executive director of the memorial, lost his brother David that day. David was a civilian employee for the army working in the Pentagon. 

 

 

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