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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 209-00
November 06, 2000

Veterans Remembered by DoD, Services, Federal and Local Groups

The following Veterans and Veterans Day commemorations will be observed in the Washington Metropolitan area. Separate advisories will be issued for events involving the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Monday - Friday, November 6-10

National High School Veterans Day Poster Art Exhibit (winning national poster featured with state finalists) - Rotunda Lobby of the Russell Senate Office Building. (202)-273-6000.

Thursday, November 9

Unveiling - New U.S. Postal Service stamp honoring U.S. veterans - 10 a.m. ceremony, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Central Office, 810 Vermont Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., Room 230. (202) 273-6000, (202) 268-6524.

Salute to Veterans program - Department of Labor, 11 a.m., (202) 693-4700.

Dedication ceremony - National Japanese-American Memorial, Intersection of New Jersey Ave., Louisiana Ave. and D Street, Washington, D.C., 1 p.m., Jennifer Devlin, (202) 408-0808.

Choral Evensong - In Honor of World War II veterans, 6 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C., (202) 408-0944.

Thursday - Saturday, November 9-11

World War II Veterans Committee Conference, Hotel Washington, 15th and Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. (202) 408-0944.

Friday - Sunday, November 10-12

Veterans of the Vietnam War Inc., National Convention, Quality Hotel, Arlington, Va., (703) 524- 4000, Nancy Verespy (Nov. 9 -12).

Saturday, November 11

Veterans Day ceremony, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on the National Mall, 9 a.m. (202) 393-0090.

National Veterans Day Observance, Arlington National Cemetery: 10:30 a.m., U.S. Navy Band in Memorial Amphitheater; 11 a.m., Presidential wreath laying at Tomb of the Unknowns; 11:10 a.m., Veterans Day program in Amphitheater; 12:30 p.m., Veteran Service Organization wreath presentations begin at Tomb of the Unknowns; 3 p.m., General John J. Pershing gravesite (cemetery section 34) ceremony. (202) 273-5730.

Wreath-laying ceremony, Fort Belvoir, Va., Pence Gate, 10:45 a.m., (703) 805-2583.

Veterans Day Service, Quantico, Va. National Cemetery, 11 a.m.; Marine Corps Band, 10:30 a.m. (703) 690-2217.

Memorial Service, To the 800 Japanese-American soldiers who lost their lives during World War II at site of new National Japanese American Memorial, 11:30 a.m., Triangular park bordered by Louisiana Ave., New Jersey Ave., and D Street NW, Washington, D.C., (202) 414-0786.

Community bell-ringing, Arlington County, commemorating Veterans Day, noon, Constitution Garden, Wilson Blvd. & N. George Mason Drive, Arlington, Va., (703) 527-6118.

Groundbreaking, World War II Veterans Memorial on the National Mall, 1 p.m.; Press credential deadline, Nov. 8, (703) 696-6780, http://www.wwiimemorial.com/.

Wreath-laying ceremony, U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C., 1 p.m. A wreath will be laid at the Lone Sailor Statue, in commemoration of Veterans Day. The U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band, Ceremonial Guard and Color Guard will participate in the public ceremony. 202-737-2300.

Veterans Day program, Mt. Vernon, Va., George Washington's home. Veterans admitted free. Ceremony, 2:30 p.m., Jenny Saxon, 703-799-8607 or 703-780-2000.

Wreath laying ceremony, Women in Military Service for America Memorial (Arlington National Cemetery), 4 p.m., (703) 533-1155.

Monday, November 13

Wreath laying ceremony, U.S. Coast Guard honoring Coast Guard Korean War veterans, 12:30 p.m. USCGC Tampa Memorial on Coast Guard Hill, Arlington National Cemetery, (202) 267-0933.