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7400 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22040
United States

The memorial is located within National Memorial Park on Lee Highway (Route 29) and features a beautiful fountain, plaque explaining the events of that day, as well as several large structures that have the names of those who lost their lives in the Pentagon, World Trade Center, and on the flights that crashed into them as well as Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania. Text on Memorial: We will never forget. This monument stands in memory of those who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. On the morning of September 11, 2001, four planes departed from east coast cities, three jets bound for Los Angeles and one for San Francisco. Teams of hijackers commandeered these planes shortly after they were in the air. At 8:00 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 departed from Boston's Logan Airport with 81 passengers and 11 crew members aboard. Approximately 47 minutes later, it struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center. United airlines Flight 175, which left from Boston with 56 passengers and 9 crew members, crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:02 a.m. As a stunned nation learned of the tragedy, American Airlines Flight 77, that left Washington's Dulles Airport with 58 passengers and 6 crew members aboard, hit the west side of the Pentagon. The South and North Towers of the World Trade Center collapsed at 9:50 a.m. and 10:28 a.m. respectively, killing 343 New York City firefighters as well as thousands of workers in the two buildings. At 10:00 a.m., United Airlines Flight 93 that departed Newark with 38 passengers and 7 crew members aboard bound for San Francisco crashed. It is believed that the heroic passengers learned of the other hijackings through telephone conversations and took control of the plane, diverting it from its intended target in Washington, D.C. During the passengers' struggle with the hijackers, the plane crashed in a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Intended to break the spirit of the American people, the attacks unified a grieving nation. This monument is dedicated to the 3,062 people hailing from over 50 nations, whose lives were sacrificed during this unprecedented act of terrorism. God Bless America. The names of the victims are listed here in alphabetical order by