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Release No: 163-02
September 10, 2002

Secretary Rumsfeld to Speak at Arlington Funeral Service

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will speak at a funeral service for the unidentified victims of the attack on the Pentagon at 9 a.m., Sept. 12, at Arlington National Cemetery. Additional identified remains will also be included in this group burial for those whose families so elected. The funeral service will be held in the amphitheater. Deputy Secretary of Defense Wolfowitz will preside at a graveside committal service that will follow the funeral service.

Media interested in covering the funeral service must pre-register with the Military District of Washington Public Affairs office at (202) 685-4645, 685-2909 or 685-3603. Media pool coverage will be provided for the committal service.

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