This week, the President marked the 14th anniversary of 9/11, met with troops around the world at a multimedia town hall at Fort Meade, crashed a back-to-school bus tour in Iowa, sat down with esteemed author Marilynne Robinson, and hosted Connecticut Huskies, Spanish royalty, and genuine American heroes at the White House. That's September 11th to September 17th, or "FAFSA! (fafsa, fafsa, fafsa, fafsa)."
Friday, September 11th
- On Friday, the President, First Lady, and White House staff observed a moment of silence at 8:46 AM — the time the first airplane struck the World Trade Center on September 11th, 14 years ago.
- Later that day, the President spent time with the patriotic service men and women serving their country around the world at a troop town hall at Fort Meade in Maryland.
Monday, September 14th
- On Monday, the President traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, joining Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's annual Back-to-School bus tour. They answered questions from high school students, teachers, and parents.
- The President also sat down with thought-leader Marilynne Robinson, a Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist who lives in Iowa. Stay tuned for the complete conversation.
Tuesday, September 15th
- On Tuesday, the President hosted the 2015 NCAA Women's Basketball Champion, University of Connecticut Huskies.
- Later that afternoon, the President hosted the King and Queen of Spain.
Wednesday, September 16th
- On Wednesday at 11:11am, the President drove a couple miles east to the Business Roundtable Headquarters to answer some questions about the economy and the budget.
- Meanwhile, Dr. Biden hosted the first meeting of the College Promise Advisory Board. The board brings together leaders to share best practices and ideas to make community college free for responsible students around the country.
Thursday, September 17th
- On Thursday, the President met with three young Americans who responded heroically to a dangerous situation on a train in Paris last month.
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