POTUS' Day Ahead: Welcoming Wounded Warriors
April 20th, 2012
07:29 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: Welcoming Wounded Warriors

The president is largely laying low Friday, save for an afternoon event on the South Lawn to greet participants in the sixth annual Wounded Warriors Soldier's ride. According to the White House, the event aims to help :Wounded Warriors restore their physical and emotional well-being" and raise "awareness of our nation’s Wounded Warriors who battle the physical and psychological damages of war."


9:45AM Pool Call Time

10:15AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

4:45PM THE PRESIDENT welcomes the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House

South Lawn

Open Press (Pre-Set 3:45PM, Final Gather 4:15PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule:

12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. John

    Good job BO...

    Nice headline CNN.

    April 20, 2012 at 8:10 am |
    • Steveo

      John 100% agreed! Politics aside, this is an excellent cause for a group of TRUE American heroes who sacrificed a great deal for this country! I love the fact that the president and Ms Obama are taking the time to honor our wounded warriors! the Bushs did the same. It is just a simple matter of appreciating these acts, regardless of political leanings!

      April 20, 2012 at 9:09 am |
      • blackbeard79

        I agree this is a noble and heartfelt gesture that should be applauded. That being said, I think it would be more meaningful to us troops if the President did more to end our role as policemen of the world, and if the services quit trying to look for new and creative ways to kick people out in support of unrealistic budget goals (admittedly shoved down their throats by both parties).

        April 21, 2012 at 10:48 am |
  2. jerry

    waiting for a photo opportunity...lets see. But then the GSA and SS flap is all over the media...obama might not want to bee seen for a while.

    April 20, 2012 at 11:01 am |
    • DEcember 2012


      April 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  3. don

    good job mr president. This whitehouse has been very involved with out military. Thank You and Thank everyone that serves. Obama 2012 and jerry go suck a rock.

    April 20, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  4. Notarichboy

    CNN can I apply for a job as a writer/editor for your website? I have no experience but judging from the spelling in the headline of this article you don't have to be very good!

    April 20, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  5. Howard

    Welcoming back our soldiers on one hand, while cutting their military budgets with the other hand.

    April 20, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
    • Lionel

      Howard and Jerry are the ultimate haters. They will spin any good story into a negative, hateful one.

      It is a joke reading their ramblings here everyday.

      Get a life Howard and Jerry whoever you are.

      Latinos for Obama 2012

      April 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
      • jerry

        oh, I forgot...Mr Romney is latino...you will learn to appreciate him....therefore.

        April 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
    • jerry

      gosh Lionel...I'm so sorry I hurt your feelings. BUT, you see barry has had 3 1/2 years do do something that would show results...but he has not. Mr obama/sorento has shown us that beyond the campaign/salesmanship phase of the presidency he just can not cut it. NOW, this is not your fault...and you don't need to make these thin efforts of attempting to defend (barry/whomever)...so, relax and in November your friend will return to Hawaii or Chicago or somewhere and write more books and make some expensive speeches...and maybe just sit on his porch and smoke his cigarettes.

      April 20, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
      • DEcember 2012


        April 21, 2012 at 8:45 am |
  6. Bill Ayers

    Bankruptcy is just around the corner, then we can start over and rid ourselves of bygone things like the constitution and personal property. Central planning will solve all problems and provide true equality. This is why we placed Obama in power, to further our progressive agenda to it's fruition. It's already too late to stop it..................Muhuhahahahahahaha

    April 20, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  7. Sponge-Bob

    It's too bad he wants them to help pay for their own insurance. They should be taken care of completely.

    April 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
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      April 21, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  8. Andy Pants

    This article was misspelled.

    April 21, 2012 at 12:27 am |