WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012, SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012 AND MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012
On Monday morning, the President and First Lady will host a breakfast in honor of Gold Star Families. 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 wreath-laying as well as the President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.
In the afternoon, the President, the Vice President, the First Lady and Dr. Biden will travel to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall where they will attend a ceremony in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The President will deliver remarks, which will be open to pre-credentialed members of the media.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
10:00AM Pool Call Time
Sunday, May 27, 2012
11:00AM Pool Call Time
Monday, May 28, 2012
9:00AM Pool Call Time
9:15AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host a breakfast in honor of Gold Star Families
State Dining Room
11:00AM THE PRESIDENT lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; THE FIRST LADY also attends
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 FIRST LADY also attends
Arlington National Cemetery
1:50PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks: THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE FIRST LADY and DR. BIDEN attend
The Vietnam War Memorial, National Mall
Open Press (In-Town Final Gather 1:20PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)
Schedule for the Week of May 29, 2012
On Tuesday, the President will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Medal of Freedom is our Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The Medals will be presented at an afternoon ceremony in the East Room.
On Wednesday, the President will sign the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank at the White House. As the President has said, this important step will help American businesses create jobs here at home and sell their products around the world – all at no cost to taxpayers. Last year marked the highest level of financing in the Bank’s 77-year history, as they supported thousands of U.S. companies, hundreds of thousands of jobs, and brought us closer to the goal the President set of doubling our nation’s exports by the end of 2014. Over the last several months, the President met with business leaders in Washington, visited workers at companies like Boeing, and urged Congress to reauthorize the Bank to keep building on this progress. Also on Wednesday, the President will host a Jewish American Heritage Month reception at the White House.
On Thursday, the President will welcome Former President George W. Bush and Former First Lady Laura Bush to the White House for the official unveiling of their portraits.
On Friday, the President will visit Honeywell’s Golden Valley facility in Golden Valley, Minnesota for an event on the economy where he will urge Congress to act on the ‘To Do List.’ Afterwards, the President will attend a campaign event in Minnesota before traveling to Chicago in the evening to attend campaign events. The President will spend the night in Chicago.