Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England who has also served as Secretary of the Navy on two occasions, along with U.S. Ambassador to France, The Honorable Craig Stapelton, the French Navy's Chief of Naval Staff, Adm. Pierre-Francois Forissier and many D-Day veterans will join together to dedicate a new monument honoring the more than 1,000 sailors who died and all those who served 6 June 1944 during the liberation of Europe from Nazi forces. Point of contact: U.S. Embassy Paris, 011-33-1-4312-2682 http://www.normandymonument.org . Location: Utah Beach, Normandy, France , Time: 1430-1600 (local time Normandy, France) .