Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will speak at the
opening ceremony for the Department of Defense's Observance of
Black History Month on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1997, at 2 p.m. (EST)
in the Pentagon Auditorium, 5A1070.
After the opening ceremony, media are invited to attend the
dedication of the African Americans in Defense of Nation
Corridor and unveiling of the Medal of Honor Exhibit on the third
floor, A ring, between corridors two and three.
Media wishing to attend should contact Terry Mitchell at