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Release No: 139-95
May 05, 1995

No. 139-P:05/05/95:Secretary of Defense William J. Perry wi

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry will attend two VE-Day ceremonies, Monday, May 8, 1995. He will also speak at a Holocaust Memorial Commemoration.

At 7:30 a.m. (EDT), Secretary Perry, along with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jesse Brown; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. John M. Shalikashvili; and Maj. Gen. Fred A. Gorden, Commander, Military District of Washington, will participate in a Full Honor Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

At 9 a.m. (EDT), Secretary Perry; Gen. Shalikashvili; Gen. Carl E. Mundy, Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps; and Dr. Ruth B. Mandel, Vice Chairman of U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, will participate in a commemoration marking the anniversary of the end of the Holocaust at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Eisenhower Plaza, Washington, D.C.

At 11 a.m. (EDT), Secretary and Mrs. Perry will attend a VE-Day Full Honor Review Ceremony at Summerall Field, Fort Myer, Va. Also participating are Secretary and Mrs. Brown, Gen. Shalikashvili, and Maj. Gen. Gorden.

All events are open to the media. Point of contact for the Wreath Laying and Honor Review ceremonies is Kim Walz or Adrian Creecy, Office of Public Affairs at Military District of Washington, (202) 475-0843. Point of contact of the Holocaust Commemoration is Mary Morrison, (202) 488-0449.

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