August 30th, 2011
07:38 AM ET
President Obama heads to Minneapolisto speak at the 93rd American Legion’s Convention where he we will make remarks to veterans and their families.
As the administration points out President Obama will "thank our veterans for their service in our nations wars and, as we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, he will pay special tribute to the 9/11 Generation of troops and their families who have borne the burden of a hard decade of war. He will discuss how responsibly ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan must include meeting our obligations to take care of our troops and veterans as they come home, and will review the Administration's efforts in meeting our obligations to all veterans."
The Obama administration has recently begun a new initiative to combat unemployment among veterans, especially post-9/11 service members. He is expected to touch on a variety of issues that affect veterans and their families in his remarks at 12pm ET.
the full schedule is after the jump
8:00AM In-Town Pool Call Time
8:45AM THE PRESIDENT departs the South Lawn en route Joint Base Andrews. South Lawn / Open Press
9:05AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Minneapolis-St. Paul,Minnesota. Travel Pool Coverage
10:25AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Minneapolis-St. Paul,Minnesota Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Open Press
10:55AM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the American Legion Annual Conference. Minneapolis Convention Center / Open Press
12:15PM THE PRESIDENT departs Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota en route Joint Base Andrews. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport / Open Press
3:30PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews. Travel Pool Coverage
3:45PM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House. South Lawn / Open Press
Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle on Air Force One