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President Obama official schedule and guidance, Nov. 11, 2009. Honors Vets; meets with War Cabinet

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 10, 2009

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009

In the morning, the President and the First Lady will host a Veterans Day breakfast in the East Room. The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will also attend the breakfast. This is closed press.


Later, the President and the First Lady will visit Arlington National Cemetery. The President will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will also attend the ceremony. This is open to pre-credentialed media only. Credentialing is being handled by Arlington National Cemetery Public Affairs; the deadline to request credentials has passed.

The President will then deliver remarks at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki will introduce the President. The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will also attend. This event is open to pre-credentialed media only. Credentialing is being handled by Arlington National Cemetery Public Affairs; the deadline to request credentials has passed.

In the afternoon, the President will meet with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan in the Situation Room. This meeting is closed press. Expected attendees include:

Vice President Biden

Secretary of State Clinton

Secretary of Defense Gates

Ambassador Susan Rice, Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations

Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan

Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General James E. Cartwright, USMC, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

General David Petraeus, U.S. Central Command

General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Commander in Afghanistan

Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan

General James Jones, National Security Advisory

Tom Donilon, Deputy National Security Advisor

John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security

Lieutenant General Douglas Lute, Special Assistant to the President for Afghanistan and Pakistan

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: NBC

Print: Ebony

Radio: AP

Travel Photo: TIME

EST

9:00AM Pool Call Time

9:05AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host Veterans Day breakfast

East Room

Closed Press

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns

Arlington National Cemetery

Open to pre-credentialed media (Travel Pool Gather Time 10:15AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

11:25AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks

Memorial Amphitheater

Open to pre-credentialed media

2:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with his national security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan

Situation Room

Closed Press

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