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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 029-06
April 26, 2006

Circus Performers Join DoD for "Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" Event

            The Department of Defense (DoD) America Supports You program will host a “Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” for DoD families on Thursday, April 27, 2006, from noon until 1 p.m., in the Pentagon Courtyard.

 

            Performers from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will engage children in a new fitness program designed to teach children fun ways to stay active, physically fit and healthy.  Performers include:  Ringmaster Jonathan Lee Iverson, Chinese acrobat Liliu, aerobics/fitness guru Charmaine Trotman, and clowns Christine Duenas and Martha Fournier.

 

            America Supports You is an ongoing nationwide program created by the DoD that is designed to encourage Americans to show their support for the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

            There will be a mult box available, however, television crews should bring their own lighting packages. 

 

            Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only.  Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.