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Obama guidance & press schedule May 24, 25, 26, 2014 Memorial Day

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has nothing official scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, Memorial Day, “the President will host a breakfast in honor of Memorial Day. Veteran and Military Family Service Organizations and senior military leadership will be in attendance, as well as organizations that support the families of the fallen, including the American World War II Orphans Network; Gold Star Mothers; Gold Star Wives, Sons and Daughters in Touch. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend,” the White House said. After that, Obama and First Lady Michelle go to Arlington National Cemetery where Obama will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and deliver remarks.

Below, from the White House….

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 23, 2014

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014, SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014 AND MONDAY, MAY 26, 2014

On Saturday and Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled.

On Monday morning, the President will host a breakfast in honor of Memorial Day. Veteran and Military Family Service Organizations and senior military leadership will be in attendance, as well as organizations that support the families of the fallen, including the American World War II Orphans Network; Gold Star Mothers; Gold Star Wives, Sons and Daughters in Touch. The Vice President and Dr. Biden will also attend. This breakfast in the State Dining Room is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President and First Lady will travel to Arlington National Cemetery where the President will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and deliver remarks; the Vice President and Dr. Biden also attend. The wreath-laying as well as the President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media. During the President’s remarks at Arlington Cemetery, the First Lady and Dr. Biden will be seated with children of fallen service members who traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) 20th Annual Good Grief Camp.

Saturday’s In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: NY Post

Radio: VOA

Sunday’s In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: ABC

Print: NY Times

Radio: ABC

Monday’s In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: Politico

Radio: AP

Saturday, May 24, 2014

EDT

8:30AM Pool Call Time

Sunday, May 25, 2014

EDT

8:30AM Pool Call Time

Monday, May 26, 2014

9:00AM Pool Call Time

9:15AM THE PRESIDENT hosts a breakfast in honor of Memorial Day; THE VICE PRESIDENT and DR. BIDEN also attend

State Dining Room

Closed Press

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN also attend

Arlington National Cemetery

Open Press (In-Town Travel Pool Final Gather 10:20AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

11:20AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks; THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN also attend

Arlington National Cemetery

Open Press

Schedule for the Week of May 26, 2014

On Tuesday, the President will host the 2014 White House Science Fair and celebrate the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. The President will also announce new steps as part of his Educate to Innovate campaign, an all-hands-on-deck effort to get more girls and boys inspired to excel and to provide the support they need to succeed in these vital subjects.

On Wednesday, the President travel to West Point, New York to deliver the commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

On Thursday, the President will host a summit at the White House on youth sports safety and concussions, where he will be joined by stakeholders, including young athletes, parents, coaches, experts, professional athletes, and military servicemembers. At the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit, the President will announce new commitments by both the public and private sectors to raise awareness about how to identify, treat and prevent concussions, and conduct additional research in the field of sports-related concussions that will help us better address these problems.

On Friday, the President will attend a hurricane preparedness meeting at FEMA Headquarters.