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Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 09/ 6/2007

About this Project

Six years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon at more than 500 mph, carving a hole five stories high and 200 feet wide. Fifty-nine passengers on board the aircraft and 125 individuals inside the Pentagon died on this tragic day.

For the 184 victims of the attacks on the Pentagon, the future site of the Pentagon Memorial Park is sacred ground. It is a permanent place for relatives, friends and visitors to come and reflect.

In this year-long series, The Washington Post and will explore the intimate details of the construction of the Pentagon Memorial. We want to walk you through the stages of construction - from the planting of the Paperbark Maples to the delivery of the 14-foot stainless steel benches in Illinois and eventually Arlington.

We also want to share your stories and have a conversation with you about how you remember the events of Sept. 11. We welcome you to contact us or share your story online.

Please check back for updates and we welcome your suggestions.

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