Victims Remembered at Pentagon Ceremony
Thursday, October 11, 2001
One month after a hijacked plane slammed into the Pentagon, President Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and others honored the 189 who died in the terrorist attack at a ceremony on the complex's River Parade Field. Thousands of people, including relatives of the victims, attended the ceremony. Many cried as victims' names were displayed on oversized video screens. As the Navy band played anthems and hymns, a unified audience stood up, sang, and waved American flags.
Ken Robinson, an Air Force physician