HUD No. 05-115
September 1, 2005
SECRETARY JACKSON WILL LEAD HUD STAFF IN "FREEDOM WALK" TO COMMEMORATE SEPTEMBER 11
WASHINGTON, DC - The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Alphonso Jackson, will join members of the HUD staff, their families and all Americans to take part in the "Freedom Walk" sponsored by the Department of Defense on Sunday, September 11.
"Americans will never forget the extraordinary loss we experienced on September 11. The Freedom Walk is an opportunity to come together on the anniversary of this tragedy to honor those lost and pay tribute to those fighting the war on terrorism at home and abroad," said Secretary Jackson.
The "Freedom Walk" begins September 11 at 10 a.m. in the Pentagon's south parking lot. The route will wind two miles through the Arlington National Cemetery and over the Potomac River before ending at the Reflecting Pool. The walk will conclude with a free concert on the National Mall by country music performer Clint Black.
The Defense Department hopes to make it an annual event, with other communities holding their own "Freedom Walks" next year.
More information about the event including how to register is available on the Internet.