POTUS's schedule for 9/11 anniversary
September 11th, 2012
09:10 AM ET

POTUS's schedule for 9/11 anniversary

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with solemn events today. He and the first lady started the morning with a moment of silence at 8:46, the moment the first plane hit the first building of the World Trade Center. Later this morning, he and Mrs. Obama will travel to the Pentagon to participate in the remembrance ceremony there. He'll lay a wreath and give remarks. Then rest of this afternoon, he'll be visiting wound troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. That visit will be away from cameras but he'll return to the White House this afternoon for a meeting with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Vice President Biden is in Shanksville this morning, participating in that ceremony.

For the full guidance released by the White House, click below.


7:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time

8:45AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY observe a moment of silence to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

South Lawn

Pooled Press (Pre-set 8:00AM – Gather Time 8:30AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:10AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart from the White House to the Pentagon Memorial

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather Time 9:00AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY attend September 11th Observance Ceremony

ThePentagon Memorial

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage

11:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY return to the White House

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage

1:45PM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Bethesda, Maryland

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 1:25PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

1:55PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Bethesda, Maryland

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 12:10PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

2:15PM THE PRESIDENT visits the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Bethesda, Maryland

Closed Press

4:40PM THE PRESIDENT departs Bethesda, Maryland en route the White House

In-Town Travel Pool Coverage

4:50PM THE PRESIDENT arrives at the White House

South Lawn

Open Press (Final Gather 4:30PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

5:00PM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT meet with Secretary of Defense Panetta

Oval Office

Closed Press


soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Lionel

    Our thoughs and prayers go out to the victims of 911. It is great that Bin Laden is dead...

    September 11, 2012 at 10:21 am |
    • Howard

      Another transparent Obama Photo Op ...Obama will say, or do anything to hold onto power ... and, Obama stooges will defend "Dear Leader", and demonize his opponents ... no matter what Obama says, or does. America ... let's stop the illusion of the Emperor's new clothes ... America needs a REAL leader ... and, America is much, much more important than Obama. Obama is expendable ... America is not. Save America, elect Romney/Ryan in November.

      September 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
      • mcskadittle

        I really don't understand you, He is doing his job in this photo and if he wasn't there you would be b itching that he wasn't

        September 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  2. Judy

    our prayers are with all the 9-11 families. Good news # 2 al quida leader dead.

    September 11, 2012 at 10:30 am |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Who do you pray to?

      September 11, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  3. bb

    Again another day missed on creating jobs for americams, put the pipeline in place, start drilling again for petes sake do somrthing besides suck up resources what a joke he is

    September 11, 2012 at 11:44 am |
    • mcskadittle

      wow, he is actually shown doing his presidential duties, like every other president and you put out your petty trollish comments. If he had stayed at the white house you would have asked why he wasn't honoring the fallen.

      September 11, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
  4. Lizzie

    Great for the President and the First Lady to honor those innocent victims of hate, and the first responders.
    However his meeting with Defense Sec. Panetta better not last more then one hour, remember the Oval Office is closed between 6 and 9 pm for family time.

    September 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
  5. Jake

    Thank you Mr. President for sending Bin Laden to hell. Today is not a day to post political thoughts so my
    comments will not do so.


    September 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
    • bb

      u just did

      September 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • bb

      how was that not political ???

      September 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        STFU bb(s) for brains and that ain't a COMPLIMENT!

        September 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
    • Howard


      September 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
      • jean2009

        If Bush had connected the dots from security briefings 9/11 wouldn't have happened. Then he abandoned the search for bin Laden.

        From connecting the dots at security briefings Obama got Osama. Which you as a denier want to sweep under the rug...sorry but that isn't happening on my watch. Truth is Truth; Facts are Facts; Dates are historical dates...and you can't change facts, truth or dates.

        Don't believe me check out Bush in his own words.... on YouTube "President Bush Gives Up On Catching Bin Laden" March 13, 2002. So you can park that "Once Years of Intelligence Were Complete" comment it just doesn't fly.

        September 11, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Not only did the Bush administration have serious warnings of an attack planned against our country since MAY of 2001. They didn't do a thing about the information that kept flowing in from credilbe sources. They had information that American airspace would be used and the possibility that American airlines were at risk of being used in the attacks. Did they pay attention to the info? NO THEY DIDN'T CARE. Did they put out a warning to airports around the nation?? NO THEY DIDN'T CARE TO DO THE MOST SIMPLE OF THINGS. They didn't care, which makes alot of people wonder WHY?? WHY-WHY-WHY-WHY-WHY? It was something that could have been avoided. Now according to SOME DOPES IN OHIO – Romney had a hand in getting Bin-Laden. Republicans are dirt.

        September 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
    • Lizzie

      Both parties said they will not AIR political ads today, so David Axelrod uses Twitter to attack the republicans, great job democrats, not they first time you done the opposite of what you promised.

      September 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
      • bb

        Isnt axeldorf about the creepiest thing u ever seen ????? if hes married, she must of lost a bet !!!!

        September 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
      • jean2009

        What twitter truce? I noticed that didn't stop Paul Ryan. Not only that Ryan voted against the bill that would halp 9/11 responders.

        September 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
  6. Ben

    every time i read about what happened it gets me worked again

    September 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  7. uncdig

    I guess Dolly PArton wrote her song 9-5 about Obama's work schedule. May god bless those that gave their all for the sake of others & to those who serve us proudly by defending the greatest nation on earth. Theirs is no 9-5 job – Thats duty to Nation! Mr President – take a lesson from them.

    September 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm |