Senior Department of Defense officials will participate in a wreath-laying and remembrance ceremony at Arlington Cemetery, following a performance by the Navy Band, beginning at 10:20 a.m. EDT.
Six hundred service members, who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, will march in the National Memorial Day Parade, at noon, in Washington, D.C. Service members include Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve from 50 States. Media desiring interviews with participating service members should contact the following Public Affairs Offices: Air Force, (703) 695-0640; Army, (703) 692-2000; Navy, (703) 697-5342; Marines, (703) 614-4309; National Guard, (703) 607-5934; Army Reserve, (404) 464-8500, Coast Guard, (202) 267-1587.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace will deliver remarks for the 138th Memorial Day Observance at the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater and Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington, Va., at 11 a.m.
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