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October 17, 2006

Hugh Vickery, DOI, 202-501-4633
Mike Litterst, NPS, 757-898-2409

Kempthorne To Give Keynote Address At Celebration of 225th Anniversary of
The Battle of Yorktown

YORKTOWN, Va—Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne will give the keynote address at the 225th anniversary celebration of the Battle of Yorktown on October 19, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
Kempthorne’s speech will be part of the four-day celebration from Oct. 19 to Oct 22 commemorating the climatic battle of the America Revolution. Activities include parades, commemorative ceremonies, military demonstrations and re-enactments, concerts and family events.
For security purposes, all media covering the events must be credentialed and are advised to register in advance. Photo identification will be required at check-in on the days of the event.
Press releases and media specific information is available online at:
A full schedule of events and map of event venues can be viewed at: http://www.yorktown225.com

Who: Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne
Former Army Secretary John O. Marsh
U.S. Senator John Warner
U.S. Senator George Allen
French Ambassador Jean-David Levitte
French Defense Minister Michelle Alliot-Marie

When: 11:30 a.m. EDT, October 19. 2006

Where: Yorktown Victory Monument, Main Street, Yorktown, Va.

Note: Members of the Media should pre-register by calling Mike Litterst at 757-898-2409.

At the site, media will be required to show current valid federal- or state-issued photo and media identification prior to being issued their event credentials. Journalists who do not register before October 19 can apply for event credentials the day of the event, but should expect delays.

Parking for media, including television trucks, will be available in the Battlefield Park Area (at the corner of Ballard Street and Cook Road) on the event days only, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Due to road closings and space allocations, there is not room to accommodate satellite trucks or other vehicles at the event sites. However, reporters and camera crews are welcome to enter the event areas once they have signed in at the media checkpoint and received their credentials.

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