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Memorial Day Events on US Capitol Grounds

May 21, 2003
Press Release
United States Capitol Police Chief Terrance W. Gainer
Public Information Office  
119 D Street, NE  
Washington, D.C. 20510 Immediate
(202) 224-1677  

On Sunday, May 25, 2003, the Annual Memorial Day Concert will take place on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol. There will also be a dress rehearsal on the evening of Saturday, May 24, 2003. Both events will open to the public at 2:30 p.m.

Due to the nature of the event, additional security precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and security of those in attendance. Anyone attending the event will be required to pass through security screening before entering the event site. This will include an administrative search of all bags, coolers, backpacks and closed containers.

Anyone planning to attend is encouraged to use public transportation and to bring plenty of drinking water. The United States Capitol Police would also like to remind everyone that DC law prohibits the possession of any open alcoholic beverages.

If there are any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the United States Capitol Police Command Center at 202-224-0908.


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  Prepared by:
  Officer Jessica Gissubel
  United States Capitol Police
  Public Information Officer