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News | Sept. 7, 2011

9/11 Ceremony at NORAD, USNORTHCOM

By NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - Media are invited to cover the NORAD and USNORTHCOM 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony here Friday, Sept. 9.

Lt. Gen. Frank Grass, USNORTHCOM Deputy Commander, will provide remarks and participate along with Mr. Don Addy, President of the National Homeland Defense Foundation, in a wreath laying ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial in front of the NORAD and USNORTHCOM Headquarters.

The ceremony will also include a short prayer and a moment of silence to honor those lost during the catastrophic events of 9/11. Personnel will be available afterwards for interviews.

Media who want to attend should contact Stacey Knott at NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs at 719-554-6889 for arrival times and base access details.

NORAD is the bi-national command which conducts aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning in defense of North American. Since Sept. 11, 2001, Continental U.S. NORAD Region fighters have responded to more than 3,400 possible air threats in the U.S. and have flown more than 59,000 sorties in support of Operation Noble Eagle.

USNORTHCOM was established in the wake of 9/11 to provide command and control of Department of Defense (DOD) homeland defense efforts and to coordinate defense support of civil authorities. USNORTHCOM defends America's homeland — protecting our people, national power, and freedom of action.