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White House Schedule - August 26, 2013
In the morning, the President and Vice President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
Later in the morning, the President will meet with faith leaders to discuss the Anniversary of the March on Washington and how civil rights and equality are closely tied to voting rights and closing the gap on education, unemployment, and access to health care. This meeting is closed press.
In the afternoon, the President will award Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. Staff Sergeant Carter will receive the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as a cavalry scout with Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during combat operations in Kamdesh District, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on October 3, 2009. Staff Sergeant Carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. He and his family will join the President at the White House to commemorate his example of selfless service. The President’s remarks in the East Room will be open press.
Later in the afternoon, the President will meet with the 2013 Urban Debate National Tournament champions, part of the National Association for Urban Debate Leagues (NAUDL) in the Oval Office. NAUDL is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization working to close the achievement gap in urban public high schools by organizing competitive debate programs for minority students from low-income families. This meeting is closed press.
The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing
The President meets with faith leaders
The President awards Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor
Pre-Set 12:00PM—Final Gather 1:45PM—North Doors of the Palm Room
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
The President meets with 2013 Urban Debate National Tournament Champions