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September 11 Pentagon Memorial Observance Ceremony


Sep 11, 2018


Sept. 7, 2018
Press Advisory
Press Operations
Release No: PA-036-18
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Sept. 11 Pentagon Memorial Observance Ceremony
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Selva will host Vice President of the United States Mike R. Pence at an observance ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at the Pentagon Memorial in honor of the 184 people killed in the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

There will be an open press event from the main press riser in the 9/11 memorial at sunrise (6:47 a.m.) just prior to the ceremony’s start. At that time, the American Flag will be unfurled down the side of the Pentagon.

The Pentagon community ceremony, which is not open to the public, will allow the family members of those lost in the terrorist attack to observe the memory of their loved ones.

Show time for press interested in covering the flag unfurling is 6 a.m. Check in is at the media table in the Pentagon’s south parking lot near the Corridor 3 pedestrian bridge.

Media interested in covering the observance ceremony should arrive by 7 a.m. EDT. There will be a media check-in table in the south parking lot near the Corridor 3 pedestrian bridge. All media must present valid press credentials for escort to the event site. The observance is open to still photographers and journalists, but pooled for TV outlets. Media interested in covering this event must RSVP by noon EDT Monday, Sept. 10 by contacting Tom Masten at Thomas.a.masten2.civ@mail.mil. Parking information will be sent via e-mail to those confirmed on the press list.

The event will be live streamed live on http://www.defense.gov/live

Thursday, September 6, 2018
REAL ID Cards from DC DMV Will No Longer Expire Based on Expiration Date of Permanent Resident Cards
(Washington, DC) – Mayor Bowser today announced a policy change that allows the DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue REAL ID driver licenses and identification cards to permanent residents for up to eight years, effective September 6, 2018. The credentials will no longer expire based on the expiration date of the permanent resident cards, if applicable.

“Good government means finding ways to be more efficient and responding to the needs of residents. This update is about making DC Government work better for DC residents,” said Mayor Bowser.

To obtain a REAL ID credential, residents must provide DC DMV with:

one proof of identity;
one proof of social security number, and
two proofs of DC residency.
While not a national identification card, the REAL ID credential gives residents access to certain federal facilities and the ability to board domestic flights.

Prior to visiting a DC DMV Service Center, residents are encouraged to visit dmv.dc.gov to ensure they have the proper documentation to complete their transaction in one visit. To assist residents in preparing for their in-person visit, DC DMV also offers an online document verification guide.



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Scheduled from Sep 11 2018 8:40 AM EDT to Sep 11 2018 10:30 AM EDT
Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford host an Observance Ceremony at the Pentagon Memorial on September 11, 2018.