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West Wing Week: 09/18/2015 or, "FAFSA! (fafsa, fafsa, fafsa, fafsa)"

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — and beyond.

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

Wednesday, September 16th

Thursday, September 17th

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