Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States came under attack.
In response, 181,510 Americans enlisted for active duty service, and 72,908 joined
the reserves in the year following Sept. 11.
Out of that fateful day emerged a new generation of Americans ready and prepared to
serve and defend their country and their fellow Americans, no matter the risk. Many paid
the ultimate price to help ensure such a horrific attack on the United States never
The mission of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum is to serve as a lasting tribute
to those men and women who unselfishly gave of themselves in service to their country.
This somber 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Soldiers & Sailors will
recognize those service members with an installation of 7,053 dog tags suspended
between the light posts across the walkway leading to the building for visitors to
pass under. Each dog tag represents an individual life lost in the conflicts since
September 11, 2001. Included are 300 special flag dog tags specifically representing each
individual service member from Pennsylvania.
To formally observe the solemn occasion “Taps” will be sounded at dusk on
September 11, 2021.
The building will be closed at this time.
The open-air memorial is free to visit and open 24 hours a day through September 30th.