PENTAGONíS POW/MIA DAY CEREMONY MOVED TO
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2001
commemorating National POW/MIA Recognition Day will be moved from the Pentagon
to the Arlington National Cemetery
amphitheater. More than 1,000 invitations were mailed to MIA families,
veterans and former POWs in the local area.
Admission to the
ceremony will be granted only to those who show their invitation and a picture
ID or who have already called in their RSVP. Attendees should arrive at
Arlington well ahead of the 11:00 a.m. ceremony to allow time for processing
and transportation to the site. The first shuttle bus will be available at
commitment to account for our MIAs is part of the spirit of commitment of
Americans to one another that has been demonstrated so strongly in the past
week," said Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. "At a time when our
free and democratic way of life is under attack, we will hold fast to our
commitment to account for these men who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend
our country. We will bring them home no matter where it takes us, and no
matter how long it takes us."
Those wishing to attend
the ceremony should park in the Arlington Cemetery visitorsí center parking
lot or take the Metro to the Arlington station. Shuttle buses will transport
guests to the amphitheater from the parking lot. In the event of rain, the
ceremony will be canceled.