Military and Federal Services Integration 60th Anniversary

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates hosted a ceremony honoring the 60th anniversary of the signing of Executive Orders 9980 and 9981… read more

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates hosted a ceremony honoring the 60th anniversary of the signing of Executive Orders 9980 and 9981 integrating the armed forces and the federal civil service. The ceremony included a Presentation of the Colors, the national anthem, an invocation, and a video of remarks by Army General William Ward from Stuttgart, Germany.

Speakers included historian Michael Gardner, author of Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks, and former Representative Ken Hechler, a White House assistant and speechwriter for President Truman. close

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Program ID:
280333-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 9, 2008
Last Aired:
Aug 12, 2008

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  • Aug 09, 2008 | 9:25pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 10, 2008 | 12:24am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 11, 2008 | 6:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 12, 2008 | 2:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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