STEVE INSKEEP, host:
A permanent memorial is finished now at the Pentagon, and President Bush will dedicate it today.
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
It's designers worked near the spot where an American Airlines plane crashed into the building, killing the hijackers and their 184 victims.
Ms. JULIE BECKMAN (Memorial Designer): We were looking for a way to create a very special place that's dedicated to each individual.
MONTAGNE: Julie Beckman is one of the memorial's designers. She gave MORNING EDITION a tour of the memorial park as it neared completion. The site is comprised of 184 benches. Each bench is engraved with the name of one of the victims; each has its own reflecting pool.
Ms. BECKMAN: We were looking for really something that you've never really seen before. It's more than just a park bench and so what makes a contemplative, beautiful place and really came down to a place to sit, the sound of running water, shade and trees and so on.
INSKEEP: The trees that cast shadows across this park are paper bark maple.