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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 732-12
September 07, 2012

DOD to Host 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta will host a remembrance event at approximately 9:30 a.m. EDT on Sept. 11, at the Pentagon Memorial to honor the memory of those killed at the Pentagon in the 2001 terrorist attack.  This is an event for the family members of those lost in the terrorist attack and is not open to the general public.  The remembrance includes a wreath laying, a moment of silence, music and official remarks from Secretary Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey. 

            Media coverage of this event is limited to pre-determined pool coverage. 

            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 . 

            This event will be televised and streamed live via the Pentagon Channel and http://www.pentagonchannel.mil .

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