Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta participates in a wreath laying ceremony and delivers keynote remarks at the 59th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheatre at 9 a.m. EDT at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no media or public events.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey delivers remarks to The Commonwealth Club of California at 6:30 p.m. PDT (3:30 p.m. EDT) at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, Calif.
Senior defense officials will conduct a background briefing on Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta’s travel to the Middle East at 2 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). 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.