Pentagon Remembers

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:58am

Tight-knit community at the Pentagon recalls a day of terror that became inspiration to future generations.

As the nation honors the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the tight-knit community at the Pentagon is recalling a day that began with an act of terror and ended up being an inspiration to future generations.

Survivors like John Yates are keeping the promise to never forget.

"I was standing in the middle of five people and I'm the only one that survived," he says.

He still works there, and recalling that terrible day isn't easy.

Those who lived through 9/11 feel a responsibility to those who were lost.

The heroics and sacrifice of that day are enshrined inside the building and there's a chapel open to people of all faiths.

Outside the Pentagon 184 benches bear the names of the men, women and children who perished when American Airlines flight 77 slammed into the building.

Jim Laychak lost his brother on 9/11, and while he has a very personal reason to never forget, he hopes Americans will remember the sense of community in the days that followed.

"Why can't you revisit that feeling again and try ot figure out how to work together?" he asks. "I mean, we're more alike then we are different. I wish that that feeling, you know, came back
to this country again."
 

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