Biden, Panetta, Mullen Attend 9/11 Pentagon Ceremony

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, center, renders honors during the playing of the national anthem at the Pentagon 9/11 observance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2011, to honor the 184 victims killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon during a terrorist attack 10 years ago. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Vice President Joe Biden bow their heads during a moment of silence at the Pentagon 9/11 observance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2011, to honor the 184 victims killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon during a terrorist attack 10 years ago. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and his wife, Joyce, pause during a moment of silence at 9:37 a.m. by the Pentagon Memorial, Sept. 11, 2011. Rumsfeld was defense secretary during 9/11 and ran from his office to the site of the aircraft impact to assist rescue workers in evacuating wounded Pentagon employees. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers remarks at the Pentagon 9/11 observance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2011, to honor the 184 victims killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon during a terrorist attack ten years ago.
 DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks at the Pentagon 9/11 observance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2011, to honor the 184 victims killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon during a terrorist attack 10 years ago. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta addresses the audience during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial, Sept. 11, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks during a remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial, Sept. 11, 2011, to honor 184 lives lost in the building and aboard American Airlines Flight 77 10 years ago. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Audience members listen as Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial, Sept. 11, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks during the remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 11, 2011, to honor the 184 lives lost at the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 10 years ago. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • A U.S. Marine holds a wreath at the Pentagon 9/11 observance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2011, to honor the 184 victims killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon during a terrorist attack 10 years ago. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Vice President Joe Biden watch the laying of memorial wreaths at the Pentagon 9/11 observance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2011, honoring the 184 victims killed when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon during a terrorist attack 10 years ago. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley
  • Honor Guard members stand in the memorial courtyard before laying wreaths on each individual bench during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial, Sept. 11, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • An Air Force Honor Guard member places a wreath on a bench in the Pentagon Memorial during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Wreaths lay on each individual's bench at the Pentagon Memorial during the 9/11 remembrance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Vice President Joe Biden talks with a woman who lost a loved one during the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon after he spoke at the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 11, 2011. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Visitors and family members pay their respects at the Pentagon Memorial after the 9/11 remembrance ceremony, Sept. 11, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey
  • Sunflowers lay on a bench during the remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial, Sept. 11, 2011. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey