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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 058-04
November 18, 2004

Pentagon Launches Natiowide "America Supports You" Program

Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness  Charles Abell will launch DoD's nationwide program "America Supports You" Friday, Nov. 19, at 11:30 a.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579.  The "America Supports You" program will spotlight what Americans are doing in support of U.S. military men and women serving at home and abroad.

           Abell will be joined by Shauna Fleming, the Los Angeles teen who founded "A Million Thanks" http://www.amillionthanks.org , a year-round campaign to show U.S. military men and women, past and present, appreciation for their sacrifices, dedication, and service through letters, emails, cards, prayers and thoughts.

Media wishing to cover the event should contact Lynette Ebberts at Lynette.Ebberts@osd.mil (703) 697-4388.  Media representatives without a Pentagon building pass who are interested in attending this event must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification and be at the Pentagon Metro Entrance by 11 a.m.  Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.