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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 571-95
October 25, 1995

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE JOINS NATIONAL RED RIBBON WEEK CAMPAIGN

As part of a national drug-free America campaign, Secretary of Defense William Perry has proclaimed October 23 through 27, 1995, as Department of Defense Red Ribbon Week. In observation of this event, Perry will visit the Red Ribbon Week display on the Pentagon Concourse, Wednesday, October 25, 1995, at 1:30 p.m.

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. military installations around the world will observe the event. All U.S. military personnel, civilian employees, and their dependents have been encouraged by Perry to participate in the nationwide campaign to increase drug abuse awareness, prevention, and education programs. Red Ribbon Week is one component of the Department of Defense's comprehensive drug demand reduction program.

Observance of Red Ribbon Week will include displays by the military services and the National Guard on the Pentagon Concourse, with distribution of drug awareness and prevention materials from Monday, October 23, through Friday, October 27, 1995.

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