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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Media Contacts:Melissa Giller, Reagan Library, 805-522-2977
August 31, 2006          Debbie Gregory, Military Connection, 805-306-0580

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Simi Valley Freedom Walk to Commemorate 9/11

What:  The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is joining forces with MilitaryConnection.com to bring to our city the first annual Simi Valley Freedom Walk.   Please join us as we remember the victims on the fifth anniversary of September 11th and honor our troops and Veterans on our first annual walk.  The 1.8 mile route will begin in the Reagan Library's courtyard and will conclude at Rancho Madera Community Park off of Wood Ranch Parkway.  Complementary shuttle service will return the participants to their cars at the Library.  The first 750 people who register for the walk will receive a free “Freedom Walk” t-shirt and an American flag.  To register, go to www.militaryconnection.com and click on “Simi Valley Freedom Walk”, or for more information, call 805-522-2977.

The Reagan Library and MilitaryConnection.com would like to thank the following event sponsors:
Albertsons, Simi Valley; All American Audio Visual; The City of Simi Valley; Larry Borovay of Simi Valley; Office Depot, Simi Valley; Roadrunner Shuttle & Limousine; The Simi Valley Acorn Newspapers; Trader Joe's Simi Valley; Ventura County Red Cross; The Ventura County Star

When: Monday, September 11, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.

Where: The courtyard of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA

About the America Supports You Freedom Walk
The America Supports You Freedom Walk was established in 2005 to establish a national tradition to reflect on the lives lost on September11, 2001, to renew our commitment to freedom and the values of our country and to honor our veterans, past and present.  Last year 15,000 people marched in our Nation's capitol to inaugurate this annual event.  For more information, visit www.americasupportsyou.mil

About the Reagan Library:
The Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers, an extraordinary collection of photographs and film, and over 100,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan.  It now also serves as the final resting place of America's 40th President.  Open 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. every day, the Library is only closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.  Admission prices are $12 for general admission, $9 for seniors 62+, $3 for children 11-17 years old, and free for children under 10.

About MilitaryConnection.com:
MilitaryConnection.com offers one of the most comprehensive online directories of military resources and information featuring over 2200 pages with thousands of valuable links.  One area of focus is connecting top corporations and government employers with viable candidates from the military community.  There is something for
everyone including coupons, news, education benefits and much more.  MilitaryConnection.com has put forth significant effort, energy and resources to making this web site the number one destination for active military, military members in transition, retirees, veterans and their families.  When the next tour is back home, it's on www.militaryconnection.com.

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