President Obama Memorial Day Weekend Schedule May 29 – May 30 2011

On Sunday, the President will travel to Joplin, Missouri. The President’s departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at Joplin Regional Airport are open press.

While in Joplin, the President will visit with those in the community who lost so much during last week’s deadly, historic tornadoes.  The President’s visit with the community will be travel pool coverage. The President will see firsthand the devastation caused by the storms and deliver brief remarks at a memorial service held by local clergy and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon for those who lost their lives. The President’s remarks at Missouri Southern University are open press.

Later in the afternoon, the President will return to Washington, DC. The President’s departure from Joplin Regional Airport and the arrival on the South Lawn are open press.

On Monday, the President and First Lady will host a breakfast for Gold Star Families in the State Dining Room. This event will be closed press.

Afterwards, the President will make Department of Defense personnel announcements in the Rose Garden. The President’s personnel announcements are open press.

Later in the morning, the President and First Lady will visit Arlington National Cemetery where the President will participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. This event is open to pre-credentialed media.

Following the wreath laying ceremony, the President will participate in the Memorial Day Service at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. U.S. Army Military District of Washington Command Chaplain (Colonel) Steve Berry, will deliver the invocation, followed by remarks from Admiral Mike Mullen, Secretary Robert Gates and President Obama. The First Lady will also attend. This event is open to pre-credentialed media.

SUNDAY, MAY 29

EDT

10:40AM        THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base

South Lawn

11:00AM        THE PRESIDENT departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Joplin, Missouri

CDT

12:25PM         THE PRESIDENT arrives in Joplin, Missouri

Joplin Regional Airport

12:50PM         THE PRESIDENT visits with those in the community who lost so much during last week’s deadly, historic tornadoes

Joplin, Missouri

2:00PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers brief remarks at a memorial service held by local clergy and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon for those who lost their lives

Missouri Southern University

3:30PM           THE PRESIDENT departs Joplin, Missouri en route Andrews Air Force Base

Joplin Regional Airport

EDT

6:45PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives at Andrews Air Force Base

7:00PM           THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

South Lawn

MONDAY, MAY 30

EDT

9:10AM          THE PRESIDENT and the First Lady will host a breakfast for Gold Star Families at the White House

State Dining Room

10:10AM        THE PRESIDENT makes Department of Defense personnel announcements

Rose Garden

10:55AM        THE PRESIDENT will participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns

11:15AM        THE PRESIDENT will participate in the Memorial Day Service at Arlington National Cemetery

Schedule for the Week of May 30, 2011

On Tuesday, the President will meet with the House Republican Conference at the White House.

On Wednesday, the President will meet with the House Democratic Caucus at the White House.

On Thursday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

On Friday, the President will visit a Chrysler plant in the Toledo, Ohio, area.

via President Obama official schedule and guidance, May 29, 30, 2011. Joplin, Memorial Day – Lynn Sweet.

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