The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, the part of the US government charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces. The Pentagon is located on the banks of the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia. Dedicated in 1943, it is the world's largest office building. A well-known misconception held the most sensitive materials were housed in the building's central courtyard, resulting in this location being a prime target during the Cold War should hostilities have erupted between the United States and the Soviet Union.
The Pentagon is the seat of the U.S. Department of Defense. It was also destroyed in September 11, 2003. More than 100 people were killed. Pentagon-shaped buildings were built during World War II and were closed to the outside world.
The buildings that were attacked on September 11 were very tragic.
Visited the 911 Memorial Park of the Pentagon. A monument was erected for 184 deceased persons. The parallel line on the ground was the route of the plane's dive at that time. The Trident in the distance is the height of the plane's dive. On one side of the Pentagon you can still see the difference between the old and the new. Light-colored stones are walls that have been repaired after impact. Very shocked!
This event, including a visit to the Pentagon, is actually one of the reasons that attracted me to travel to the eastern part of the United States. The Pentagon is located in Arlington County, Virginia, not far from DC. The command center, which was set up over a year after the Pearl Harbor Incident of World War II in response to the war, has gradually become the Department of Defense of the United States and the mysterious power center in many movies and TV dramas. This opportunity to enter this mysterious place, in fact, the Pentagon is open to visitors, but must be booked and approved. When the appointed day arrives and passes the security check, the visitor enters the waiting area. The whole process can only be photographed in the waiting area. A mock-up platform is set up here for visitors to remember, as well as souvenir shops. Later, you will be visited by men and women soldiers from both sea and land. A special tour route will be set up. The focus will be on the history of the four U.S. military services. The memorial to General Eisenhower and the memory of 184 people killed in the 911 attack on the Pentagon will be seen, including one passenger and crew member on United Airlines Flight 77. A special memorial facility was set up in the building, with words and pictures recording the lives of each deceased person. Soldiers who lead tourists walk in front of the team and backward to ensure they are always facing tourists. There are many restaurants and shops in the building to meet the needs of more than 20,000 staff members every day.
The Pentagon is the office building of the U.S. Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia, southwest of Washington. It is named for its pentagonal shape and is the largest single administrative building in the world. No visitors are allowed, only a circle around the outside parking lot is allowed.
The Pentagon can go inside, but it needs to make an appointment in advance. Many scenic spots in the United States offer an appointment service. If it's not your turn to make an appointment, the Pentagon needs to look down from a high place to see the overall effect.
The next day I got up on time and started to drive. There were many cars on American highways. Everyone drove very fast, but the order was good. Because we chose the toll road to go to Washington as soon as possible, it was unexpected that American taxis were not expensive and the toll was not cheap. Follow the navigation, follow the traffic flow, cross the tunnels and bridges, cross several states, and finally arrived in Washington, D.C. before noon. The first stop is to see the mysterious Pentagon. Since we don't have an appointment, we want to see the appearance. It is said that foreigners have to make an appointment through the embassy. It's troublesome. The mysterious U.S. Department of Defense, the world's largest office building, is tightly guarded. It can't take pictures around it. It takes a few pictures and drives around in a car for a tour.