Obamas depart for Tucson
The Obama's walk on the White House South Lawn as they leave for Tucson
January 12th, 2011
01:28 PM ET

Obamas depart for Tucson

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have left the White House to head to Tucson for this evening's memorial service.

Among those expected to travel with the president to Arizona aboard Air Force One are Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary Janet Napolitano, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Senator Gillibrand, and Representatives Pelosi, Flake, Wasserman Schultz, Gosar, Franks, Quayle, Schweikert, and Clyburn.

In addition to adressing the memorial service, Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry reports the president will also meet with families of the victims in last Saturday's shooting rampage.

The preliminary agenda for tonight's program is as follows:

· Opening music

· Native American blessing

· Welcome by UA President Robert N. Shelton

· Playing of the National Anthem

· Remarks by President Shelton

· Remarks by UA Student

· Remarks by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

· Remarks by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

· Remarks by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

· Remarks by President Obama

· Moment of silence

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