Press Release:

Give Thanks America to Dedicate Memorial at Pentagon to Honor U.S. Heroes

Interactive Kiosk Showcases Video e-Mails Americans Sent to Military Personnel and Others in Uniform

Give Thanks America, an HP (NYSE:HPQ) initiative, will dedicate a memorial kiosk on Sept. 6 at the Pentagon to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The high-tech kiosk will serve as a historical remembrance of the support Americans shared through the Give Thanks America program with the U.S. men and women in uniform defending our freedom during the past nine months.

Pentagon employees and visitors will be able to view a selection of recorded digital video e-mail messages from military families, celebrities, athletes, politicians and the general public that captured the national sentiment following last year's attacks.

The kiosk, which includes a Compaq desktop PC and large plasma monitor, is part of Give Thanks America, a non-profit community relations program sponsored by HP and created in December 2001 to honor those who lost their lives on Sept. 11.

More than 12,000 video e-mails from around the country have been recorded to date through the Give Thanks America program. The messages were then uploaded to, with a large majority sent as personal messages directly to men and women in the U.S. military around the world.

"We created the Give Thanks America initiative in honor of the five Compaq employees and thousands of others who perished in the terrorist attacks," said Michael Capellas, HP president. "Since 9/11, thousands of people have used this program to record and e-mail messages of support and appreciation to the nation's men and women in uniform. Samples of these messages are on the kiosk we are presenting to the Pentagon today.

"I'm proud that HP was able to play a role in helping the nation heal and in conveying the country's pride in a job well done to the men and women who protect our freedom and way of life."

The Department of Defense has supported Give Thanks America since its launch. "We're extraordinarily pleased to share the Give Thanks America memorial kiosk with the thousands of citizens who visit here," said Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, U.S. Navy, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs. "As part of the healing process, the messages recorded represent the common sentiment of patriotism shared throughout the country, a key motivator for the men and women who serve this great nation."

Messages are recorded on a PC using HP software, which is available for free at the Give Thanks America Web site. The messages are then sent in compressed video form over the Internet using a Web-casting service provided by Sorenson Media. The messages are stored, managed and delivered to their recipients through media services provided by Exodus, a Cable & Wireless company. Finally, the messages are uploaded to and are available for public viewing.

A video news release will be launched on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. E.D.T. and Sept. 7 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. Coordinates: Galaxy 3R (C band) Transponder 22; Downlink 4140 (V) Audio 6.2 & 6.8.

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