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