- The Washington Times - Monday, May 31, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

11 a.m. — Participates in a wreath-laying ceremony and makes remarks at the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Day commemoration.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

Federal holiday — no events listed.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

Federal holiday — no events listed.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session, Memorial Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session, Memorial Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Farmers conference — all day — The National Farmers Union and the International Federation of Agriculture Producers hold the 36th World Farmers’ Congress, “Farmers Speaking for Themselves.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Specialized committee sessions on women in agriculture, young farmers and agricultural cooperatives

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/314-3104.

Spelling Bee — all day — Scripps Howard sponsors the 77th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Social events and tours begin 9 a.m. Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/624-8011.

Competition — all day — The Odyssey of the Mind holds the world finals. Location: University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/314-6637 or 301/314-7777.

Orphans conference — all day — The American WWII Orphans Network holds its 2004 national conference.

Highlights — 8:30 p.m. — Candlelight Memorial Service, Wall of Freedom, National World War II Memorial, Mall

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Parade — 8:30 a.m. — World War II Veterans Parade Committee sponsors a “Parade Salute to World War II Veterans.” Location: Third Street and Madison Drive NW. Parade proceeds south to Independence Avenue, then west on Independence to 12th Street SW. Contact: 703/696-0120.

Wreath-laying ceremony — 12:15 p.m. — The U.S. Army Military District of Washington holds a wreath-laying ceremony for 50 veteran service organizations. Location: Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 202/685-4645.

Memorial Day observance. — 1 p.m. — The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and the National Park Service holds the annual Memorial Day observance. The participants include Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge; Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat; Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington; James Kimsey of America Online Inc. and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; Gentry Davis of the National Park Service’s National Capital Region; Diane Carlson Evans of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation and Jan Scruggs of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Mall. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 16, or 202/309-1787.

Moment of silence — 3 p.m. — The White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance sponsors a National Moment of Remembrance to honor the nation’s fallen. Contact: 202/783-4665.

Wreath-laying ceremony — 3 p.m. — The White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance sponsors a wreath-laying ceremony during the National Moment of Remembrance to honor America’s fallen. Retired Army Lt. Col. Joseph Rippetoe, father of Capt. Russell Rippetoe, the first casualty of Operation Iraqi Freedom interred at Arlington National Cemetery, participates. Location: Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 202/783-4665.

Wreath-laying ceremony — 4 p.m. — Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation Inc. holds a wreath-laying ceremony. Location: Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Gateway, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 703/533-1155.

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