The Defense Department hosted a ceremony on Saturday morning to honor the 184 lives lost in an attack on September 11, 2001, at the Pentagon.
The United States Air Force 5b Quintet performed the National Anthem against the backdrop of a giant flag unfurled where a jetliner crashed into the side of the Pentagon, killing the 59 passengers aboard Flight 77 and 125 personnel inside the building.
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The names of those lost were read, with their photos projected onto a large screen and a bell toll after each name.
A moment of silence was held at 9:37 a.m. ET, the time when the plane struck the building.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark Milley and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin both gave remarks.
“While we grieve for our fallen, we