Star-Spangled Spellers: Nearly 200 Chrysler Group Employees to Create the Words “O Say, Can You See” to Raise Awareness of National Anthem Project

* Employee event welcomes National Anthem Project to metro Detroit
* Oakland County Executive helps Jeep® brand celebrate sponsorship of multi-year initiative to re-teach Americans the words to the national anthem
* Employees to sing national anthem loud enough to be heard across Interstate 75

Auburn Hills, Mich., Jun 23, 2006 –

WHAT:
Nearly 200 Chrysler Group employees, dressed in white Jeep® T-shirts, will welcome the National Anthem Project (NAP) to metro Detroit by creating a formation to spell out the first five words of “The Star-Spangled Banner” — “O say, can you see” — on the front lawn of DaimlerChrysler’s Auburn Hills Headquarters on Friday, July 7 during morning drive time. Employees will sing the national anthem loud enough to be heard across Interstate 75.

The “National Anthem Project: Restoring America’s Voice” is a multi-year national education initiative created by the National Association for Music Education (MENC) to re-teach Americans the national anthem after a Harris Poll showed that two out of three Americans don’t know the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The Jeep brand is the National Presenting Sponsor, building upon its 65-year heritage and role in U.S. history.

The five words, to be created with the help of Chrysler Group employees, measure approximately 10 feet wide by 100 feet long.

WHO:
The following will be available for interviews:

* L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive
* W. Frank Fountain, DaimlerChrysler Senior Vice President – External Affairs and Public Policy
* Earl Hurrey, Assistant Executive Director of MENC
* DaimlerChrysler employees

WHEN:
Friday, July 7, 2006
Singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at 6:30 a.m. (EDT); rain or shine

WHERE:
DaimlerChrysler Headquarters
1000 Chrysler Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(Directions: I-75 and Chrysler Drive, Exit 78. Please follow signs for VIP/Media Parking.)

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

* Chrysler Group employees spelling out the first five words of “The Star-Spangled Banner” — “O say, can you see”
* Employees singing the “The Star-Spangled Banner”

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