This exhibit will focus on the local response to the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Early spontaneous memorials and services at the Pentagon and in Washington DC honored the collective grief for the loss of nearly 3,000 lives. Individuals and agencies responded to the Pentagon to investigate, repair, rebuild, and support. This included the creation of the Family Assistance Center to support surviving family members and Project Phoenix – the name given to the effort to rebuild the damaged areas of the Pentagon. The area extended from Corridor 4 to Corridor 5 and rings C, D, and E, which represented approximately 400,000 square feet of space in the Pentagon.
“We were all together. And we were all going to move forward”