Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will travel to Boston to speak at an event honoring the Coast Guard and its support to the Department of Defense, Thursday, Sep. 28, at 2:45 p.m. EDT.
He will join Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci, Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater and Adm. James Loy, commandant of the Coast Guard at the Coast Guard Integrated Support Command, Pier 2, 427 Commercial St.
Also Cohen will participate with Slater and Loy in recognizing the extraordinary performance of 12 Coast Guardsmen.
There will be a media availability at 3:20 p.m. Please call Coast Guard Cmdr. Jim McPherson or Lt. Gary Jones at (617) 223-8515 for more information.
Later Thursday at 6:20 p.m. in Boston, Cohen will speak at the New England Council's Annual Dinner at the Westin Copley Hotel, where he will receive the public sector "New Englander of the Year Award from the New England Council. This award is given to government and business leaders whose extraordinary accomplishments have helped make the New England region the "best place in the nation to live, work and raise a family."
This event is open to the media. For more information, please call Paula Gates at (781) 878-8882 or (781) 718-3604.