GSA Administrator Leads Employees In 2006 Freedom Walk
September 8, 2006
Contact: Jon Anderson, (202) 501-1231
Washington DC – On September 10, GSA Administrator Lurita Doan will lead more than 100 employees, friends and family members of the U.S. General Services Administration, who will participate in the 2006 Freedom Walk in remembrance of the victims of Sept.11, 2001, on the five-year anniversary of the attacks.
“I am proud to participate in this highly visible event, which honors not only the victims of 9/11 and their families, but also visibly and personally demonstrates our support for our troops fighting terrorism world-wide,” said Doan. “We, at GSA, join other walkers in honoring those who are fighting the war on terrorism as well as the veterans of the war, and their families.”
Administrator Doan invites all GSA employees living and working in the Washington Metropolitan region who have not already signed up to join the GSA team on Sept.10 to participate in the 2006 Freedom Walk. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense’s “America Supports You” program, participants must register online at http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/freedomwalk/ by noon on Sept. 9. The two-mile course runs from the Washington Monument to the Pentagon,
Thousands of government employees and other citizens are expected to participate in this unique event. Freedom Walks are being held in over 90 cities and 40 states throughout the United States and provide opportunities for citizens to publicly commemorate America’s sacrifices of Sept.11, 2001.
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