Obama to bid farewell to Defense Secretary Gates

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Posted: Jun 30, 2011 5:08 AM
Obama to bid farewell to Defense Secretary Gates

President Barack Obama will speak at an armed forces farewell tribute to retiring Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday.

Vice President Joe Biden will also attend the morning event at the Pentagon.

In the afternoon, the president will travel to Philadelphia, where he will attend several Democratic fundraisers before returning to Washington late in the evening.