Secretary of Defense William J. Perry will attend two VE-Day ceremonies,
Monday, May 8, 1995. He will also speak at a Holocaust Memorial
At 7:30 a.m. (EDT), Secretary Perry, along with Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Jesse Brown; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. John M. Shalikashvili; and
Maj. Gen. Fred A. Gorden, Commander, Military District of Washington, will
participate in a Full Honor Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
At 9 a.m. (EDT), Secretary Perry; Gen. Shalikashvili; Gen. Carl E. Mundy, Jr.,
Commandant of the Marine Corps; and Dr. Ruth B. Mandel, Vice Chairman of U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Council, will participate in a commemoration marking the
anniversary of the end of the Holocaust at the Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Eisenhower Plaza, Washington, D.C.
At 11 a.m. (EDT), Secretary and Mrs. Perry will attend a VE-Day Full Honor
Review Ceremony at Summerall Field, Fort Myer, Va. Also participating are
Secretary and Mrs. Brown, Gen. Shalikashvili, and Maj. Gen. Gorden.
All events are open to the media. Point of contact for the Wreath Laying and
Honor Review ceremonies is Kim Walz or Adrian Creecy, Office of Public Affairs
at Military District of Washington, (202) 475-0843. Point of contact of the
Holocaust Commemoration is Mary Morrison, (202) 488-0449.