From: John Stanton
Sent: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:40 PM
To: Barnes, Desiree N. EOP/WHO
Subject: travel pool report 4
At 12:35, an honor guard made up of Muslim Boy Scouts brought in the U.S. and Maryland flags, before leading the audience in the pledge of allegiance, followed by the recitation of the Quran.
There are a number of lawmakers in attendance, including the House's two Muslims, Reps. Keith Ellison and Andre Carson (fun trivia: Carson is also an accomplished MC).
POTUS' speech will be live streamed on the White House website, for those looking to watch.
DC Bureau Chief