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In the shadow of the Pentagon, construction is underway on a two-acre plot of land, which is being transformed into a victims' memorial. Although there's still a lot of work to do, you can already get a sense of how the memorial will look when it's complete.

The plan calls for 184 benches—one for every person who perished—placed in lines, organized by the victims' ages. "Every single detail here tells a part of the story," says WLJA reporter Leon Harris.

Jim, one of the people helping to build the park, says this project is what keeps him going. He lost his brother, David Laychak. "We want a place where we can all go and remember our loved ones and how we felt that day when our country was attacked," he says.

Rosemary says being at the construction site makes her feel closer to her husband of 15 years, Eddie Dillard. Eddie was a passenger on Flight 77. "Every time I come here, when I come near where his bench is going to be, there is a breeze," she says. "It's the most amazing thing."
FROM: Six Years Later—The Children of September 11
Published on January 01, 2006


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