Notice to the Press
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will deliver the keynote address at the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Day for active and retired employees of the Department of State and other Foreign Affairs Agencies on Friday, May 3 at 3:45 p.m., in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the Department of State.
Secretary Pompeo also will deliver remarks at the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Memorial Plaque Ceremony at 4:00 p.m. in the C Street Lobby. The Secretary will be joined by AFSA President Ambassador Barbara Stephenson. The AFSA Memorial Plaque Ceremony honors those who have lost their lives while serving overseas due to circumstances distinctive to the Foreign Service, including acts of violence or terrorism. AFSA President Barbara Stephenson will preside over the ceremony and deliver welcoming remarks. Secretary Pompeo will also give remarks paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country around the world.
Both events are open to the press. Please note: Due to timing and required preset times, press will not be able to cover both events.
For the keynote address at the Foreign Affairs Day Celebration, preset time for video cameras is 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance. Final access for writers and still photographers is 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
For the AFSA Memorial Plaque Ceremony, preset time for video cameras is 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance. Final access for writers and still photographers is 3:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (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 letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).