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below, from the White House....

Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan will also speak at this event today.


Dec. 20, 2011

Remembrance ceremony for the 23rd anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 is open for media coverage

WHAT: A remembrance ceremony to honor the 270 individuals who died from the Pan Am flight 103 terrorist attack on Dec. 21, 1988.

The ceremony is an annual tradition carried out by the non-profit organization, The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103. The ceremony will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at the Memorial Cairn. The Memorial Cairn was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 5, 1995 to honor and remember the victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 terrorist attack.

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (Meet on Memorial Drive at 1 p.m. for an escort.).

Members of The Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 will speak, as well as the U.S.
Attorney General, Eric Holder and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Robert Mueller.

A moment of silence will occur at 2:03 p.m., followed by the reading of names of those who perished as a result of the bombing.

The choir from Pender Methodist Church from Fairfax, Va., will perform at the ceremony.

WHERE: The Memorial Cairn, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. 22211

All media intending to cover the ceremony are requested to RSVP NLT Dec. 20 at 5 p.m., to Arlington National Cemetery, Public Affairs Office by e-mail:, or phone: (703) 614-0062. Please meet at the main entrance to the cemetery on Memorial Drive at 1 p.m. sharp for an escort into the cemetery.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the location of the ceremony, a riser and mult box are not available. Video crews may want to bring a spiderpod.


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