I was the Director/Cameraman on this short background documentary about the new Navy/Marine Corps ship USS Arlington (LPD 24). Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, the ship was christened in Pascagoula, MS on March 26, 2011 by Mrs. Joyce Rumsfeld.
The ship is named for the city of Arlington, Va., honoring the 184 victims in the air and on the ground who lost their lives when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The ship also honors the military and civilian employees, emergency, fire and rescue personnel of Arlington County and surrounding communities who provided the critical assistance after the attack.
The film centers around the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial, created to preserve the memories of those who died and that day’s significance in our country's history.