Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

September 07, 2011 16:30 ET

Media Avisory: Minister MacKay to Deliver Keynote 9/11 Address in Washington

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2011) - On September 8, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, will deliver the keynote Canadian address to a 9/11 Commemoration Summit in Washington, organized by the Center for National Policy, the Voices of September 11th, and support from the Rockefeller Foundation. In his speech, Minister MacKay will speak to Canada and the U.S.'s ambitious security and defence agenda—bilaterally, within the hemisphere, and globally. Media are invited to attend.

The Town of Gander, Newfoundland, will also receive an International Community Resilience Award at the gala dinner following the Summit, accepted by the Mayor of Gander and introduced by Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer. Eminent reporter Tom Brokaw's new documentary will be screened. The dinner will be attended by members of the 9/11 Commission, survivors of 9/11, Members of Congress, and senior officials from the U.S. government including Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

When : Thursday, September 8, 2011, 8:30 p.m. EST
Where: The Newseum, Washington D.C.
555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
What: Minister MacKay to deliver keynote Canadian address to a 9/11
Commemoration Summit.

Note to editor / news director: Media interested in viewing the Commemoration Summit can log on to for a live webcasting. Media that would like to attend need to RSVP to: or 646-833-0204. For more information:

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