Below, from the White House.....
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 17, 2010
Statement by the President on Travel to Poland
"I spoke with acting President Komorowski and told him that I regret that I will
not be able to make it to Poland due to the volcanic ash that is disrupting air
travel over Europe. Michelle and I continue to have the Polish people in our
thoughts and prayers, and will support them in any way I can as they recover
from this terrible tragedy. President Kaczynski was a patriot and close friend
and ally of the United States, as were those who died alongside him, and the
American people will never forget the lives they led."