Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre will host a ceremony kicking off the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Defense in the Pentagon at 9:30 a.m. (EDT), Monday, Sept. 15, 1997.
Hamre will be joined by Director of Administration and Management David O. Cooke in unveiling a special United States Postal Service Commemorative Cancellation commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Department of Defense.
Immediately following the unveiling, Hamre and Cooke will cut a ribbon opening a permanent exhibit depicting the first 50 years of the Department of Defense.
Both events will be take place on the 2nd Floor, A-Ring, between Corridors 1 and 2.
Media interested in audiovisual coverage of these events may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.