Americans in Wartime Experience

Damon Washington


On the morning of September 11th, 2001, Damon Washington was a member of the Arlington County Police Department's Motor Unit.  He was off duty at the time the plane hit the Pentagon, and on his on initiative, he suited up and responded to work.  In this interview, Damon shares his thoughts and experiences from that fateful morning, one that would change the world.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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