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For the Anniversary of 911, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld announced a "Walk" from the Pentagon and Country music concert on The Mall.


Every year since September 11th attacks, Americans have commemorated that anniversary. This year the Department of Defense will initiate an America Supports You Freedom Walk. The walk will begin at the Pentagon and end at the National Mall. It will include many of the major monuments in Washington, D.C. reminding participants of the sacrifices of this generation and of each previous generation that has so successfully defended our freedoms. Freedom Walk participants will be invited to a special performance by country singer Clint Black.


Q: What is the America Supports You Freedom Walk?

R: The America Supports You Freedom Walk is an event on September 11 that allows citizens the opportunity to remember the victims of September 11, honor our veterans past and present, and celebrate our freedom.


Q: When is the ASY Freedom Walk being held?

R: The Freedom Walk is being held on September 11, 2005, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Pentagon South parking lot.


Q: What is the ASY Freedom Walk route?

R: The America Supports You Freedom Walk begins near the Pentagon crash site, crossing Arlington National Cemetery, passing several National memorials, and concluding adjacent to the National Mall and Reflecting Pool with an America Supports You concert by country superstar singer and songwriter Clint Black. For more information, visit www.AmericaSupportsYou.com and click on the Freedom Walk icon.


Q: What is America Supports You?

R: " America Supports You," is a nationwide program launched by the Department of Defense (DoD) to recognize citizens' support for our military men and women and communicate that support to members of our Armed Forces at home and abroad. For more information, visit www.AmericaSupportsYou.com.


Q: Who is supporting the Freedom Walk?

R: The America Supports You Freedom Walk enjoys the support of Stars and Stripes newspaper, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, Subway, Lockheed Martin, The Washington Post, WTOP Radio Network, and ABC WJLA-TV Channel 7 & NewsChannel 8, among others.


Q: Where do I check in for the America Supports You Freedom Walk?

R: Participants are encouraged to arrive at the Pentagon South parking lot between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. for screening to avoid long lines. The first 1,000 to arrive for screening at the Pentagon on September 11, will receive the official America Supports You campaign lapel pin.


Q: Is parking available?

R: Walk participants are encouraged to take Metro to Pentagon or Pentagon City stations and follow the signs to the staging area in Pentagon South Parking. Pentagon parking will not be available to the general public. DoD parking permit holders should note that South Parking is closed for this event, but North Parking permit holders will be able to access their parking spaces.


Q: Why is DoD organizing this event?

R: Since September 11, 2001, the Pentagon has provided citizens with opportunities to commemorate September 11 in meaningful ways. The America Supports You Freedom Walk is the fourth September 11 commemorative activity sponsored by the DoD. The goal for the 5th anniversary in 2006 is for each state to host a Freedom Walk in order to provide an opportunity for as many citizens as possible to reflect on the importance of freedom.


Q: Is there any additional safety information for walkers?

R: For visitor safety, the following items are prohibited during the walk, and at the concert viewing area: real or simulated weapons/ammunition, animals, Mace/pepper spray, alcoholic beverages, coolers, glass bottles, fireworks/firecrackers, and laser lights/laser pointers. Baby strollers are allowed for the walk. Backpacks, duffels and bags are allowed but will be subject to screening.


Q: Can I volunteer to help with the Freedom Walk?

R: Those interested in volunteering may sign-up via the event website at www.asyfreedomwalk.com.

For More information about the America Supports You Freedom Walk please visit



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