Nearly complete Pentagon memorial tells story of 9/11





As president of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, Jim Laychak has been involved in nearly aspect of the project's planning.

The only thing he has not done is visit the bench dedicated to his brother, Dave Laychak, who died on September 11, 2001, when a passenger airplane hit the Pentagon.

"I want to hold off and go and see his bench and touch his bench that day," said Laychak. "I wanted to save something special for me personally on September 11 when we dedicate the memorial, so I can spend some time with it then."

Laychak is one of many looking forward to the dedication of the memorial, which is being built to honor the 184 people killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon.

"This is hallowed ground for a lot of the family members, and the essence of this place will be about them, those that we lost," Laychak said.



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