9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center delayed another year, hoping for 2026 opening

The 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center in Arlington National Cemetery again faces delays. The proposed opening date will now be in 2026, with construction beginning in 2024.

The expansion of the cemetery and building of the center were first announced in 2015, with a hoped-for opening in 2019 or 2020. But the cemetery project includes realigning neighboring roads, and the resulting roadwork and its regulations control the deadlines for the project.

The center’s executive director, Jim Laychak, told Matt Blitz of Arlington Now,  “We need to remember those stories and remember what happened, especially these days with social media and all of the misinformation, conspiracy theories. said We are going to get [the education center] done. It’s a project we believe in.” Laychak’s brother Dave was killed at the Pentagon during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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