White House ceremony to mark new GI initiative

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Posted: Apr 12, 2011 5:43 AM
White House ceremony to mark new GI initiative

President Barack Obama will help launch a national initiative Tuesday to support and honor service members and their families.

The initiative is headed by first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill, both of whom will be at the event along with the vice president. It's planned for the White House East Room.

Later, the president meets with John Berry, the director of the Office of Personnel Management. Obama and Vice President Biden sit down still later with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in separate meetings.