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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 296-01
December 19, 2001

Olympic Torch Relay Ceremony Set for Pentagon Dec. 21

An Olympic Torch Relay ceremony will be held at the Pentagon River Parade Field on Friday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. EST. The event is sponsored by the Salt Lake City Olympic Organizing Committee and will include 16 Department of Defense participants representing all injured survivors and next of kin of those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

Media must be at the Pentagon River Entrance no later than 10:30 a.m. EST. The point of contact for audiovisual coverage of this event is Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.

A list of DoD participants in the Olympic Torch Relay ceremony can be found at http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Dec2001/d20011219olympic.pdf

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