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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 196-96
June 17, 1996

DoD plans to honor the two millionth person taking a public tour of the Pentagon

The Department of Defense plans to honor the two millionth person taking a public tour of the Pentagon on Tuesday, June 18, 1996 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., which is the estimated timeframe the person will arrive at the tour sign-up window.

The two millionth visitor to the Pentagon will be officially welcomed during a ceremony scheduled to be held in the DoD Briefing Studio, room 2E781. The honoree will be presented with several mementos recognizing the occasion and will be given a special VIP tour of the Pentagon that will include a short stop by the office of Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.

The Pentagon's public tour program began in 1976 as part of the nation's Bicentennial celebration. The one millionth visitor was recognized in July 1987.

All events surrounding the two millionth Pentagon visitor are open to the media. The point of contact for overall information is Glenn Flood, (703) 695-0192. The point of contact for audiovisual coverage is Terry Mitchell, (703) 695-0168.

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