Ceremonial Groundbreaking Today For Pentagon Memorial

Family members of Nine-Eleven victims will be on hand today for the ceremonial groundbreaking of a Pentagon memorial.

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld also will be among those gathered near the site where American Airlines Flight 77 hit the building. The head of a memorial fund says his group has raised nearly half of the estimated 22 (m) million dollars needed for construction. The goal is to complete the memorial by September, 2008. Preliminary plans include 184 stainless-steel benches with reflecting pools to honor each of the victims killed in the Pentagon attack.

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