Flagpole finial

Flagpole finial

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Description: This scorched eagle finial from an office flagpole was recovered from the wreckage at the Pentagon.
Context: The Pentagon houses over 23,000 civilian and military employees, and is headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense. For the collecting curators, this damaged eagle, which once rested atop an office flagpole in the Pentagon, symbolically represents the U.S. military. After the attack the search-and-rescue effort was followed immediately by cleanup and reconstruction. Undaunted by the terrorist assault, some displaced workers were back in their offices less than one year after the attack.
Object Name
Flagpole Finial
United States: Virginia, Pentagon
overall: 160 mm x 145 mm x 50 mm; 6 5/16 in x 5 11/16 in x 1 15/16 in
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September 11 Terrorist Attacks
September 11th Attacks
Attack on the Pentagon
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11
September 11
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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