68,003May 25, 2009
Memorial Day Observance
President Obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns and then spoke during a Memorial Day observance program at Arlington National Cemetery. In his remarks he ...
32,691Apr 29, 1995
1995 White House Correspondents' Dinner
Several awards were presented for outstanding coverage of the White House. Mr. Walsh talked about the organization’s activities during the past year and Mr. Leubsdorf, the new ...
27,986Sep 11, 2011
September 11 Memorial Ceremony at the World Trade Center
On the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the National September 11 Memorial was dedicated. It pays tribute to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror ...
25,381Feb 19, 2010
Democracy Service Medal Presentation to the Dalai Lama
The National Endowment for Democracy presented the Dalai Lama with the Democracy Service Medal in recognition of the Tibetan spiritual leader’s commitment to advancing the principles of ...
21,156May 29, 2012
Medal of Freedom Ceremony
President Obama spoke at the Medal of Freedom ceremony. In his comments about the posthumous award to Nazi resistance fighter Jan Karski the president referred to “Polish death ...
17,451Apr 29, 2010
Dorothy Height Funeral Service
Funeral service honoring the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Dorothy I. Height was held. Dr. Height, who was chair and president emerita of the National Council of Negro ...
15,293Mar 26, 1990
First Lady Barbara Bush received a delivery of broccoli from California growers as part of a larger donation to Washington, DC food banks. The presentation was made after President Bush stated ...
12,889Jan 3, 2013
Senate Ceremonial Swearing-in
Vice President Biden held a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony with newly-elected and re-elected senators. The event happens at the start of each Congress in the Old Senate Chamber. The ...
12,612Nov 11, 2010
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony
The annual Veterans Day observance was held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
12,146Dec 8, 1987
Arrival of Gorbachev at White House
President Reagan welcomed General Secretary Gorbachev during an official ceremony on the White House South Lawn prior to the U.S.-Soviet summit. President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev ...
12,118May 31, 2012
President George W. Bush Portrait Unveiling
In their first appearance at the White House since the George W. Bush presidency, Former President and First Lady Laura Bush attended the official unveiling of their portraits to be hung in the ...
9,051Jun 11, 2004
Ronald Reagan Funeral Service
In a religious funeral service for President Reagan current and former world leaders and U.S. presidents gathered to pay their respects. Eulogies were given by former President George H.W. ...
8,781Nov 16, 2010
Medal of Honor Ceremony
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta was awarded the Medal of Honor for putting himself in the line of fire to save two comrades. He is the first living veteran of the wars in Afghanistan ...
8,419Nov 2, 2005
Rosa Parks Funeral Service
Past and present elected officials, Congressional Black Caucus members, civil rights leaders, noted clergy, and other dignitaries attended the funeral of Rosa Parks, who died October 24, 2005 at age ...
7,486Mar 9, 2010
Women Airforce Service Pilots Gold Medal Ceremony
Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) received the Congressional Gold Medal for their service in World War II. The corps of female pilots was created in 1942 to fly military ...
7,421Sep 10, 2011
United Flight 93 National Memorial Dedication Ceremony
Vice President Joe Biden, former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and other government officials praised the passengers and crew of Flight 93, which was one of four planes highjacked by ...
7,219Feb 7, 2006
Coretta Scott King Funeral
President Bush and three former presidents, national politicians, as well as civil rights and religious leaders paid tribute to the life and memory of Coretta Scott King at a funeral service held at ...
6,844Oct 16, 2011
Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication
At the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the national mall, participants spoke about the legacy of the Reverend King and the civil rights movement.
This program ...
6,712Jan 5, 2011
Ceremonial Swearing In for Senators
Newly elected or re-elected senators posed with their families and the vice president for a photo opportunity depicting a swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber.
6,629Apr 28, 2009
Tribute to Sojourner Truth
The Sojourner Truth bust was unveiled in the Capitol Visitor Center Emancipation Hall. She is the first black woman to be honored with a bust at the U.S. Capitol. Sojourner Truth was born ...
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