"This year the Department of Defence will initiate an America Supports Your Freedom Walk," Rumsfeld said, adding that the march would remind people of "the sacrifices of this generation and of each previous generation".
The march will start at the Pentagon, where nearly 200 people died on September 11, 2001, and end at the National Mall with a show by country star Clint Black.
The full lineup of the Fashion Rocks concert in New York City has been announced, and it boasts such diverse stars as David Bowie, Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Nelly, Shakira, Gwen Stefani, Joss Stone, Rob Thomas and The Arcade Fire.
The event, celebrating the best in fashion and music, will kick off New York's Fall Fashion Week at Radio City Music Hall and will be broadcast Friday, September 9 on CBS.
One wonders what surreal musical event September 10 has in store.