President Obama is heading to Oklahoma on Sunday, six days after a deadly tornado cut a swath through part of the state. The trip represents another part of the president’s duties: trying to provide comfort to those who need it.
June 6, 2009"After his speech in Normandy, a crush of people tried to get close to the president to shake his hand," says White House photographer Pete Souza. "I noticed this guy waiting patiently and then literally being pushed back into the crowd. I felt bad for him, and mentioned the incident to the president's trip director, Marvin Nicholson. Marvin pulled the guy out of the crowd, found him a wheelchair and brought him over to meet the president. He was a French veteran. The man's face shows his emotion." Pete Souza/The White House