Last year, through a stroke of complete luck, I won a trip to Washington, DC to visit some sites — and one of them was a VIP tour of the Pentagon – which I had never visited.
A young Coastguardsman took us into one spot that I didn’t expect to get to visit – the Memorial Chapel that was built inside the rebuilt-section of the Pentagon – at the exact place where the plane struck the building seven years ago today.
It was one of the quietest places that I have ever visited.
Just outside the glass there – we could see the memorial that was dedicated this morning being constructed.
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There are few things as haunting to me as the sound of Amazing Grace being played on bagpipes – and the scene of this man, a member of our Coast Guard, marching solemnly through the memorial as a part of its dedication – reminds me again of all that I felt.. as I stood in the Memorial Chapel just a year ago – and read the names on the wall.