an opportunity for businesses in the defense sector to remind us how their investment in the future military force that protects the country and its friends overseas is part of a grander, positive story line, stretching back hundreds of years.
TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB)
January 16, 2018
The Pentagon – the most iconic, recognized military building in the world – will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2018. The Pentagon is regarded as a national monument: when constructed it was seen as a modern engineering wonder – and still is. It is difficult to find a similar structure of such magnitude and functionality in the world built for such a purpose and on such a short timescale. The Pentagon’s influential standing stems from its position as headquarters of America’s military institutions; the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the four armed services.
Important Date for The Nation
The Pentagon was dedicated on January 15, 1943, making 2018 the 75th anniversary. Ground was broken on September 11, 1941, and with the outbreak of war on December 7, 1941, construction rapidly accelerated. In a feat of American engineering and construction prowess, the building was completed in only 17 months, and all of this took place while the United States was fully engaged in World War II.
Acknowledging Our Nation’s Military Heritage
The United States has the largest defense industry in the world, and through it, exports science, technology and security to the globe. For a still relatively young nation, it’s critical that milestones like this are put in the spotlight, as they represent both the nation’s technological prowess as well as its global partnerships. The effort to build the…