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Release No: 052-06
June 12, 2006

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Pentagon Memorial

               Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace will participate in a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of work on the Pentagon Memorial Thursday, June 15 at 1:30 p.m.  The Pentagon Memorial will commemorate the 184 innocent lives lost in the Pentagon and on American Airlines Flight 77 on Sept. 11, 2001.

Media interested in covering the event should contact DoD Press Office at 703-697-5131. For camera and technical information call 703-695-0169.

Set up can occur as early as 5 a.m., but all must be in place no later than 1 p.m.

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