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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will host the president at a remembrance ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial to honor the memory of those killed here in the 2001 terrorist attack.  This is a private remembrance for the family members of those lost in the terrorist attack and is not open to the general public.  See the Sept. 9 media advisory for more information.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Chairman of Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter attend a Sept. 11, 2001 remembrance ceremony at 1 p.m. EDT, hosted by Washington Headquarters Services Director of Administration and Management Michael Rhodes in the Pentagon center courtyard. The secretary, chairman, and Mr. Rhodes will deliver remarks at this event. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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. The event will be televised and streamed live via the Pentagon Channel and www.pentagonchannel.mil.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivers remarks on the importance of American Seapower and how it is supported by the Department of the Navy's priorities of people, power, platforms and partnerships at 12 p.m. EDT, at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.



09/11/2013
Pentagon Community September 11th Observance
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pentagon Courtyard


09/11/2013
Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call to Commanding Officer of the USS Barry Operating in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little provided the following readout of Secretary Hagel's Call to Commanding Officer of the USS Barry Operating in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: This afternoon, Secretary Hagel called U.S. Navy Commander Tom Dickinson, the Commanding Officer of the...



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