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Release No: 049-06
May 26, 2006

Memorial Day Activities

            The U.S. Army band will perform at the National Memorial Day Concert, Sunday at 8 p.m., on the U.S. Capitol Grounds, Washington, D.C.


            Senior Department of Defense Officials will participate in a wreath-laying and remembrance ceremony at Arlington Cemetery, following a performance by the U.S. Navy Band, beginning 10:20 a.m., Monday.


            Six hundred service members, who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, will march in the National Memorial Day Parade, noon, Monday, in Washington, D.C.  Service members include Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve from 50 States.  Media desiring interviews with participating service members should contact the following Public Affairs Offices: Air Force, (703) 695-0640; Army, (703) 692-2000; Navy, (703) 697-5342; Marines, (703) 614-4309; National Guard, (703) 607-5934; Army Reserve, (404) 464-8500, Coast Guard, (202) 267-1587.


            For additional information contact the Department of Defense Press Office, 703-697-5131 or visit http://www.americasupportsyou.mil.

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