Hopefully you’ve been taking advantage of the many activities and events going on in Baltimore this week to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. Even the president is getting in on the celebration, the Baltimore Sun reports.
According to the Sun’s sources, Obama will visit Fort McHenry tomorrow morning. There are no scheduled events, and it’s unclear whether the president will make a public appearance while he’s in Baltimore. But there’s confirmed vice presidential action happening tomorrow night when Joe Biden will speak at the big concert/fireworks display that will be televised live on PBS. Will the president make a cameo? Will he sing the national anthem, instead of this “Jordin Sparks” person? Only time will tell…
UPDATE Sept. 12, 1:45 p.m. According to the Jewish Times, Obama will attend a fundraiser at the Pikesville home of Howard Friedman, a managing partner of asset management firm Lanx Capital and past president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, both Democrats, will also be in attendance.
Since this is a presidential visit, there will also be a designated spot for protesters somewhere in the vicinity of the motorcade. A group known as Citizens of Pikesville is also planning to protest the event on the grounds that he did not do enough to support Israel during its summer military action in Gaza.
If Obama needs to see a friendly face on the streets, he can always visit Greenmount Ave.: