Secretary Tillerson To Deliver Remarks at Foreign Affairs Day Celebration and Attend the AFSA Memorial Plaque Ceremony

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 4, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will participate in the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Day Memorial Plaque Ceremony on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 4:15 p.m., at the Department of State.

Secretary Tillerson will deliver remarks paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country around the world. American Foreign Service Association President Barbara Stephenson will give welcoming remarks.

The Memorial Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m. in the C Street Lobby of the Department of State.

The Secretary’s remarks are open press.

Preset time for video cameras: 3:15 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance Lobby.

The event will be streamed live on,, and BNET. Follow @StateDept for more information.

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).

For further information, please contact the Press Office at 202-647-2492.