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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 058-11
June 21, 2011

DOD Announces Media Days for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

            To assist coverage of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Department of Defense Press Office will host several media days at the Pentagon Memorial prior to the commemoration event.  In addition to conducting stand-ups, media will have an opportunity to photograph and shoot video at the Pentagon Memorial, the impact site, and the Pentagon Chapel at the following times:

            Tuesday, June 28:  9 a.m. to noon

            Tuesday, July 26:  9 a.m. to noon

            Tuesday, August 23:  9 a.m. to noon

            To participate, media must register with the Defense Press Office by calling 703-697-5131.  Registration and coordinating instructions will be confirmed by e-mail.

            Opened on Sept. 11, 2008, the Pentagon Memorial is the first dedicated national commemorative to honor those killed during the 2001 terrorist attacks.  The Pentagon Memorial consists of 184 individual memorial units honoring the 59 people aboard American Airlines Flight 77 and the 125 in the Pentagon who lost their lives at 9:37 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001.  For more information on the Pentagon Memorial, please visit http://www.whs.mil/memorial.

            The DoD will host a remembrance ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at the Pentagon Memorial to honor those killed in the 2001 terrorist attack.  The ceremony will be a private event for the family members of those lost and will not be open to the general public.  Details on media coverage of this event will be released by the Defense Press Office by separate advisory in the first week of September.