The presidential candidates will lay low Friday and for most of the holiday weekend, while Vice President Joe Biden has a handful of official events, including delivering the commencement address at West Point on Saturday.


Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Keene State College , Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Keene, N.H. (Jim Cole/Associated Press)

Friday, May 25 -Saturday May 26 (All times Eastern)

Vice President Biden

8 a.m. Hosts a breakfast meeting with U.S. Ambassador to Italy David Thorne at the Naval Observatory.

11:45 a.m. Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will deliver remarks to families at the 18th Annual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp in Arlington

Saturday

10 a.m. Delivers the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

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