For Immediate Release August 13, 2009
THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
President Obama and the First Lady honored the 2013 National Medals of the Arts and Humanities recipients were honored at the White House. The President told the recipients that their "accomplishments enrich our lives and reveal something about ourselves and our country."
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spends the day with Jesus "Jay" Valentin, a UPS driver in New Jersey.
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit represents the largest gathering any American president has ever hosted with African heads of state and government. YALI is about capitalizing on the creativity and talent of Africa’s young leaders by empowering them with the skills, training, and technology necessary to make lasting change, and meaningful progress back home.