“Welcome to the White House. And I guess it is the Blue and White House today because we’re giving it up for the 2016 NCAA Champion Villanova Wildcats!” —President Obama honoring this year’s @NCAASports Men’s Basketball Championship team. Today, @NovaMBB presented the President with a No. 44 jersey worn by the team in December.

President Obama receives a briefing on the annual hurricane season outlook and preparedness, at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“It just takes one big disaster for us to really see some severe impacts. What we’re always worried about are the things we don’t know, things we can’t anticipate, things that we haven’t seen before. And that is why it’s so important to make sure that every American, every family participate actively in getting prepared. And if we do that, then we’re going to have the kind of resilience that we’re all looking for.” —President Obama after his briefing on being prepared for hurricane season. Find out how to make sure your family is prepared for severe weather by clicking the Ready.gov link in our bio.

“Here, at Arlington, the deafening sounds of combat have given way to the silence of these sacred hills. The chaos and confusion of battle has yielded to perfect, precise rows of peace. The Americans who rest here, and their families – the best of us, those from whom we asked everything – ask of us today only one thing in return: that we remember them.” —President Obama at Arlington National Cemetery on #MemorialDay: go.wh.gov/MemorialDay 🇺🇸

Listening to “Taps” on Memorial Day.

“A nation reveals itself not only by the people it produces, but by those it remembers.” Today we pay our respects, as Americans, to those who gave their lives for us all. #MemorialDay 🇺🇸

Panoramic of President Obama making Memorial Day remarks.

“Since that fateful day, we have made choices that give us hope. The United States and Japan forged not only an alliance, but a friendship that has won far more for our people than we could ever claim through war.” —President Obama at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial. Last week, President Obama visited Hiroshima becoming the first sitting U.S. President to do so. While there, he spoke with Shigeaki Mori, an atomic bomb survivor who was just 8 when the bomb detonated on Aug. 6, 1945.

Ahead of Memorial Day, President Obama met with service members and their families at the Marine Corps Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan.

Finally home from our week-long trip to Vietnam and Japan. Those of us not on the helicopter to the South Lawn are waiting for our luggage so we can do laundry over the weekend :).