Fw: WH Pool 9/23 #1: South Lawn crowd count

From: Memoli, Michael [mailto:xxx@email.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 09:11 AM
To: Allen, Jessica L. EOP; Rangel, Antoinette N. EOP; Gabriel, Brian A. Jr. EOP; Velz, Peter T. EOP; Barnes, Desiree N. EOP
Subject: WH Pool 9/23 #1: South Lawn crowd count

Good morning on this simply beautiful first day of fall on the South Lawn, where President Obama is about to welcome His Holiness, Pope Francis.

The ceremony is open to credentialed press, but a sense of program is below.

Also, a White House official shares the official crowd count: 11,000 ticketed guests. The figure does not count staff, military, press or other members of the official parties.

Program:
Ruffles and Flourishes
Hail to the Chief

The President and Mrs. Obama greet His Holiness Pope Francis

Introductions to the Official Welcoming Committee

National Anthem of the Holy See

National Anthem of the United States

Musical Troop in Review

Remarks by President Obama

Remarks by His Holiness Pope Francis

Conclusion of Ceremony

Mike Memoli

Los Angeles Times / Tribune Washington Bureau

xxx-xxx-xxxx • @mikememoli

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