April 13th, 2010
05:46 PM ET

Obama to attend funeral for Polish president

President Barack Obama will travel to Poland to attend the state funeral of the Polish president and first lady, who died in a plane crash last week, the White House announced Tuesday.

Obama will leave Saturday night for the funeral on Sunday in Krakow, Poland, for President Lech Kaczynski and first lady Maria Kaczynska, according to the White House statement.

"The president will travel to Krakow to express the depth of our condolences to an important and trusted ally, and our support for the Polish people, on behalf of the American people," the statement said.

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  1. Florence

    It's funny but on Monday Bill Benneton his radio show was criticizing the president for not doing more than making a statement because the Pols are so Pro-American. I wonder what he'll have to say tomorrow. Coming down on Obama by the right is a darangement. Nothing the president does is good enough. I'm happy President Obama is showing the respect for a colleague and giving support to the Polish people in these times. Life is never fair but we manage.

    April 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jerry Teaguie

    Obama is such a caring president. I am very surprised that more people find this act of kindness as a gesture of humility. Its time for all Americans to unite and support this courageous act.

    April 13, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Janet Schultz

    My prayers to their families, and their country .

    God Bless

    April 14, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. Paul

    Thank you President Obana...My prayers to their families and their Country

    April 15, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. b767pilot

    Go Obama!!!! Victory is yours!!! You don't rejoice victory in the beginning it is always at the end. You will win !!

    April 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |