TAMPA, Fla. (Jan 16, 2017) — 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 Pentagon is emblematic of the “can do” national attitude and how defense contractors (large and small) are a positive economic and social force – creating jobs, forging technology and promoting international relations. The Pentagon’s birthday is 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.
Publication for the 75th Anniversary
Renowned military publisher Faircount will release a special publication to celebrate the Pentagon’s 75th anniversary. This high-quality edition will include interviews with former Secretaries of Defense Frank Carlucci, Chuck Hagel and Leon Panetta, all of whom will offer their own personal views and insights into the Pentagon. In addition, the book will provide a historical and forward-leaning look at the Pentagon, including but not limited to its history of military and civilian leaders, efforts underway to modernize the building’s infrastructure and what it takes to run what is essentially a city in itself.
For contractors, this special keepsake publication provides a platform to wave the corporate flag, salute your customers and promote the products and services that help overcome the challenges faced by the Pentagon.
Organizations interested in participating in the publication or for more information, please call Patrick Pruitt +1 (813) 675-3822.
To receive a free copy of the digital edition, sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dg1ngv
About The Publisher, Faircount
Faircount creates highly targeted print and digital publications for the world’s most iconic institutions and historic national events. The company’s work within government and scientific sectors is second to none, with a portfolio that includes an extensive range of commemorative publications developed in partnership with government departments and agencies. The company has published books for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, Royal Navy (U.K.), Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy, DARPA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The King Center, National Council of Volunteer Firefighters, The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Foundation, Carnegie Hall Corporation, and many others. More information is available at http://www.faircount.com