From this morning’s Playbook:
EXCLUSIVE: First Lady Michelle Obama and Laura Bush will appear together on 9/11 in Shanksville, Pa., at the future site of the Flight 93 National Memorial. From a release out later today from the National Park Service, on behalf of the National Park Foundation, “the official charity of America’s national parks”: Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Bush “will join other distinguished guests including Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. The ceremony will honor the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93, along with all of those lost on September 11th. … The ceremony will be held at the Western Overlook, … the location of the investigative command post for Flight 93 and … the point from which the families of the passengers and crew first observed the crash site. It was also where the media reported on the crash and provided the public with the first images from the crash scene. It is the site of the temporary memorial while the Flight 93 National Memorial is under construction.”
—EAST WING MINDMELD: This event builds on Mrs. Obama’s focus on the many different heroes of 9/11 — celebrating their heroism, honoring their memories, and supporting their families. Like Mrs. Obama’s interest in military families, this event will draw attention to ordinary people who do extraordinary things and sacrifice their lives for the safety of others. The event is an opportunity to remind ourselves of the shared values that unite us, particularly during our most difficult times.