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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 5, 2005


Foreign Affairs Day Commemoration for Fallen Foreign Service Members

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns will deliver remarks honoring Foreign Service members who died in the line of duty at the American Foreign Service Association’s (AFSA) Memorial Plaque Ceremony on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 9:45 a.m. in the C Street Diplomatic Lobby of the Department of State.

The Foreign Affairs Day Ceremony is a special opportunity to honor the employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Three names will be added to the plaque this year:

James Mollen, who served as Senior Consultant to the Iraqi Ministries of Education and Higher Education at U.S. Embassy Baghdad in 2004;

Edward Seitz, who served as Assistant Regional Security Officer at U.S. Embassy Baghdad in 2004; and

John O’Grady, who served as U.S. Consul in Brisbane in 1960.

Pick up time for cameras: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance
Pick up time for writers and stills: 9:20 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance
Final access for all press: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance

Media representatives who plan to attend this event must present one of the following press credentials: (1) a U.S. government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letter-head verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

Press Contact:
Tom Switzer, American Foreign Service Association
202-944-5501

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Released on May 5, 2005

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