Obama to attend Carrier Classic on Carl Vinson
Thursday, October 13, 2011
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to attend the Carrier Classic basketball game on Veterans Day on the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea.
The White House confirmed Thursday that the nation's basketball-player-in-chief will attend the Nov. 11 matchup between North Carolina and Michigan State, the first college hoops game on an active flat top.
The Carl Vinson and its sailors have attracted considerable attention since early May, when the carrier conducted bin Laden's burial at sea after he was killed by Navy SEALs in a raid ordered by Obama.