Americans in Wartime Experience

Marcus Kuiper


On Septmeber 11th, 2001, Marcus Kuiper was a member of the United States Army serving inside the Pentagon.  He was sitting approximately 100 feet away from the impact of American Airlines Flight 77.  Here Marcus tells the story of that fateful day and gives perspective on what it was like to be inside the Pentagon on the day that changed 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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