The Daily Word From Barack’s House For August 26th, 2013


 

By Jueseppi B.

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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.

 

 

Monday, August 26 2013 All Times ET

 

 

 

10:00 AM: The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.

 

 

11:30 AM: The President meets with faith leaders in the Roosevelt Room.

 

 

2:10 PM: The President awards Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor in the East Room.

 

 

3:00 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney in the Brady Briefing Room.

 

 

4:15 PM: The President meets with 2013 Urban Debate National Tournament Champions in the Oval Office.

 

 

The Week Ahead:

Tuesday: The President will host a reception at the White House in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

 

Wednesday: The President will deliver remarks at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

 

Thursday: Attends meetings at the White House.

 

Friday: The President will welcome President Toomas Hendrik Ilves of Estonia, President Dalia Grybauskaite of Lithuania, and President Andris Berzins of Latvia to the White House.

 

 

 

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August 26, 2013 2:10 PM EDT

President Obama Awards Staff Sergeant Ty M. Carter, U.S. Army, the Medal of Honor

The White House

 

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.

 

He will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.

 

Staff Sergeant Carter grew up in Spokane, Washington and claims Antioch, California as his home of record. He is married to Shannon Carter and they have three children; Jayden Young, Madison Carter and Sehara Carter.

 

 

August 26, 2013 3:00 PM EDT

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

The White House

 

 

Statements and Releases

 

Readout of the President’s Phone Call with President Hollande of France

 

 

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Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett

August 26, 2013
11:10 AM EDT
Valerie B. Jarrett is a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversees the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls.

 

This Wednesday will mark 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech at the base of the Lincoln Memorial; a moment which served to punctuate a movement that changed America.

 

To honor this occasion, President Obama will be joined Wednesday, August 28th, by President Jimmy Carter and President Bill Clinton, members of the King family and other civil rights leaders and luminaries at the Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action event at the Lincoln Memorial, to commemorate Dr. King’s soaring speech and the 1963 March on Washington.

 

As we mark this important anniversary, we reflect on what the Civil Rights Movement has meant for the country, and perhaps most importantly, the hard work that lies ahead as we continue to pursue the ideals laid out by Dr. King, and sought by the hundreds of thousands of Americans who marched through our nation’s capital fifty years ago.

 

This event is open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 AM, for an 11:00 AM program start on Wednesday, August 28th at the Lincoln Memorial. Guests arriving after 12:00 PM are not guaranteed admittance.  In order to access the venue, you must enter from the east side of the Reflecting Pool, on 17th street, near the World War II Memorial.

 

For more information on the 50th Anniversary Let Freedom Ring Ceremony and Call to Action Event at the Lincoln Memorial please visit http://officialmlkdream50.com/august-28/.

 

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Interfaith Service 

9:00 – 10:30 am 

Shiloh Baptist Church

Hosted by The King Center and The Coalition for Jobs, Justice and Freedom (National Council of Negro Women, SCLC, National Urban League, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation, National Action Network, National Council of Churches, Children’s Defense Fund)

 

 

The Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action Ceremony

11:00 am – 4:00 pm 

The Lincoln Memorial
Washington, DC

President Obama will speak at the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28. That will mark the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1963 March on Washington where Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

 

Hosted by The King Center and The Coalition for Jobs, Justice and Freedom (National Council of Negro Women, SCLC, National Urban League, National Coalition of Black Civic Participation, National Action Network, National Council of Churches, Children’s Defense Fund)

 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more details go to: http://goo.gl/wE5bW1

 

“If your city, school, organization or faith based group wants to participate in coordinating a local Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and Call to Action Bell Ringing at 3 PM please contact Steve Klein SKlein@thekingcenter.org.”

 

 

THE LET FREEDOM RING CALL TO ACTION CLOSING CEREMONY

 
On August 28, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. we are asking you ring bells in your local community or ring our virtual bell on this website. Please go to the schedule on the 28th and register your group, church. organization/agency or city up to do a Bell Ringing. Join the list of groups below who have registered for the bell Ringing.

 

 

Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission Little Rock, AK

 

Dept. of Tourism Montgomery, AL

 

State of Arizona Phoenix, AZ

 

Columbia Foundation San Francisco, CA

 

National Park Service Rocky Mountain National Park

 

Yale New Haven, CT

 

State of Florida Tallahassee, FL

 

Orlando Mayor’s MLK Commission Orlando, FL

 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta Augusta, FL

 

High Meadows School Roswell, GA

 

Stone Mountain Stone Mountain, GA

 

Harris United Methodist Church Honolulu, Hawaii

 

State of Kansas Topeka, KS

 

Old South Meeting House, Boston, MA

 

Mississippi State Senate District 24, Greenwood, MS

 

State of Missouri, Jefferson City, MO

State of New Hampshire, Mt. Washington

 

The Gibson Center for Senior Services, New Hampshire

 

The Pelham Public Library. New Hampshire

 

Christ the King Lutheran Church, New Hampshire

 

The Congregational Church, Amherst, New Hampshire

 

State House Plaza, Concord, New Hampshire

 

Isles Of Shoals, New Hampshire

 

Grace Church and the Nyack Center Nyack, New York

 

African Burial Ground National Monument , New York

 

Methodist Theological School, Ohio

 

 

McKinney Group, Dayton Ohio

 

Oklahoma State Capitol, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

The Rising Sun Committee, Allentown, PA

 

Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

 

Lafayette College, Easton, PA

 

Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

 

Governor’s Southeast Regional Office, Philadelphia, PA

 

Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, Providence, RI

 

The Honorable Nikki R. Haley, Governor of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

 

City of Camden, Camden, SC

 

The National Park Service at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Keystone, SD

 

Orchard Knob Elementary, Lookout Mountain, TN

 

State Capitol Nashville, TN

 

Girls Inc of Oak Ridge, Oak Ridge, TN

 

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Jefferson TX

 

State Senator Rodney Ellis , Houston, Texas

 

Marion Cross School, Norwich, VT

 

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

 

Richmond Capitol Square, Richmond, VA

 

Mt. Sinai Baptist Church (MSBC), Washington DC

 

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC

 

Office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Madison, WI

 

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Charleston, WV

 

Southbank Centre, London

 

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Global Freedom Festival

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The National Mall
Washington, Dc

Hosted by: National Park Service, with the King Center and the The Coalition for Jobs, Justice and Freedom

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

 

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A virtual education panel: “50 Years of Struggle: Youth Driving Economics, Education and Social Change”

 

High School Panel Session
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 

 

4th – 8th Grade Session
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM 

 

School Without Walls (DC Public School) — this event will be streamed online

The King Center is partnering with Discovery Education, Kaplan University.

 

Featured Speakers: 
Bernice a. king, King center, CEO
Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Naomi King, Civil Rights Activist
Congressman John Lewis
Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent Miami Dade Public Schools
Carolyn McKinstry, 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing survivor
Ambassador Andrew Young
Elisabeth Omilami, Humanitarian
Willy Leventhal, Civil Rights Activist
Laura Schwartz, Author

 

We invite high school students across our nation to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Historic March on Washington. Join us for a two hour virtual field trip that brings together the voices of civil rights activists who changed our world.

 

Freedom Festival 

10:00 am – 6:00 pm 

West Potomac Park

Hosted by: National Park Service, with the King Center and The Coalition for Jobs, Justice and Freedom

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

 

 

Visit The MLK50 Website

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Eric Holder
Eric Holder

August 24, 2013
12:14 PM EDT

 

It was an honor to speak at the National Action to Realize the Dream March this morning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

 

Fifty years ago, Dr. King shared his dream with the world and described his vision for a society that offered, and delivered, the promise of equal justice under the law. He assured his fellow citizens that this goal was within reach – so long as they kept faith with one another, and maintained the courage and commitment to work toward it.

 

And he urged them to do just that. By calling for no more – and no less – than equal justice. By standing up for the civil rights to which everyone is entitled. And by speaking out – in the face of hatred and violence, in defiance of those who sought to turn them back with fire hoses, bullets, and bombs – for the dignity of a promise kept; the honor of a right redeemed; and the pursuit of a sacred truth that’s been woven through our history since this country’s earliest days: that all are created equal.

 

Those who marched on Washington in 1963 had taken a long and difficult road – from Montgomery, to Greensboro, to Birmingham; through Selma and Tuscaloosa. They marched – in spite of animosity, oppression, and brutality – because they believed in the greatness of what this nation could become and despaired of the founding promises not kept. Their focus, at that time, was the sacred and sadly unmet commitments of the American system as it applied to African Americans.

 

Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledges applause before speaking at a rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.  Carolyn Kaster, AP

Attorney General Eric Holder acknowledges applause before speaking at a rally to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Carolyn Kaster, AP

 

As we gather today, 50 years later, their march – now our march – goes on. And our focus has broadened to include the cause of women, of Latinos, of Asian Americans, of lesbians, of gays, of people with disabilities, and of countless others across this country who still yearn for equality, opportunity, and fair treatment. We recognize that we are forever bound to one another and that we stand united by the work that lies ahead – and by the journey that still stretches before us.

 

This morning, we affirm that this struggle must, and will, go on in the cause of our nation’s quest for justice – until every eligible American has the chance to exercise his or her right to vote, unencumbered by discriminatory or unneeded procedures, rules, or practices. It must go on until our criminal justice system can ensure that all are treated equally and fairly in the eyes of the law. And it must go on until every action we take reflects our values and that which is best about us. It must go on until those now living, and generations yet to be born, can be assured the rights and opportunities that have been too long denied to too many.

 

Eric Holder is the Attorney General of the United States
Related Topics: Civil Rights

 

 

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18 Responses

  1. You are my informational touchstone. I must say to you, I laughed outright a couple of times, you can indeed say things the President cannot say but damn don’t we all wish he could and would.

    • Yeah….I understand he must carefully watch everything he does, being the 1st Black American President. I’d live to know what he actually thinks. Thats a very high compliment, and i am so very grateful & appreciative you typed that!! :-D

  2. […] The Daily Word From Barack’s House For August 26th, 2013 […]

  3. Reblogged this on idealisticrebel and commented:
    This is one important anniversary

  4. How is your day going? Question… I know I have so many. How do you get so many different pictures on your background. I try and can’t figure it out. Thanks, B

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