DOD SEPTEMBER 11TH EVENTS
The Department of Defense will host two events at the Pentagon to help commemorate the thirteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Memorial Observance Ceremony
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will host the president at an observance ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 11, 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.
The ceremony, including a wreath laying, moment of silence, and playing of America the Beautiful, will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m. EDT and is expected to last less than one hour. The president, secretary of defense and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will deliver remarks.
There will be in-town White House Travel Pool media coverage of the event. The event will be also televised and streamed live via the DoD News Channel and http://www.defense.gov/live/.
Courtyard Remembrance Ceremony
Washington Headquarters Service’s Director of Administration and Management Michael Rhodes will host Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin E. Dempsey at a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. EDT in the Pentagon’s center courtyard.
The secretary, chairman, and Director Rhodes will provide remarks at this event. This ceremony is an opportunity for the Pentagon community to come together in observance of the thirteenth anniversary of Sept. 11th.
Journalists without a Pentagon building pass who wish to cover the courtyard remembrance ceremony 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.
This event will be also televised and streamed live via the DoD News Channel and http://www.defense.gov/live/.