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Symbolic number: The Pentagon Memorial features 184 cantilevered benches, one for each victim of the 9/11 attack there. Names are etched on the front of each, and the benches are placed in rows according to the victim's birth year. Those whose names can be read with the Pentagon in the background were inside the building that morning. Those whose names are read with the western sky in the background were aboard hijacked Flight 77.