West Wing Week: 09/21/12 or "The Dignity and Freedom That Every Person Deserves"
This week, the President, Vice President and Secretary of State attended the Transfer of Remains Ceremony for the four Americans killed in Libya, while the White House welcomed Olympians and Paralympians, WNBA champions the Minnesota Lynx, new foreign Ambassadors, and the Children's Miracle Network. That's September 14th to September 20th or "The Dignity and Freedom That Every Person Deserves."
Friday, September 14th:
- The President, Vice President, and First Lady welcomed the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to The White House.
- The White House hosted a "Safety Datapalooza," which highlighted innovators from the private, nonprofit and academic sectors who have utilized freely available government data to build products, services, and apps that advance public safety in creative and powerful ways.
- Friday Afternoon, President Obama, Vice President Biden and Secretary Clinton attended a Transfer of Remains Ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base which marked the return to the United States of the remains of the four brave Americans who were killed this week in Benghazi, Libya.
Monday, September 17th:
- The White House launched "/Developers," which is a a one-stop resource for anyone who wants to use the tools provided by the White House technology program - including all the open data and open source software we've released so far.
Tuesday, September 18th:
The President welcomed the WNBA Minnesota Lynx to the White House to honor the team and their 2011 WNBA championship.
Wednesday, September 19th:
- Foreign Ambassadors recently posted in Washington arrived at the White House to mark the formal beginning of their service in Washington. The Ambassadors represented the Republic of Seychelles, the Union of Comoros , the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Saint Lucia, the Republic of Colombia, the Slovak Republic, and the Hellenic Republic.
The President greeted the 52 Champions of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, their families, and their national spokeswoman, Laura Kaeppeler, the current Miss America.
Friday afternoon, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Burmese Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi, arrived at the White House to meet with the President, while on her first trip to the United States in more than 20 years.