President Barack Obama meets with Richard Verma, recently confirmed by the Senate as the next U.S. Ambassador to India, in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2014.

President Barack Obama meets with Richard Verma, recently confirmed by the Senate as the next U.S. Ambassador to India, in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2014.

June 6, 2014 "This isn’t so much a great photograph as it was just an honor to be in the presence of World War II veteran Kenneth (Rock) Merritt as he regaled stories of D-Day to President Obama aboard Marine One on the 70th French-American Commemoration D-Day Ceremony. The President invited ‘Rock’ to fly on the helicopter after leaving the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

June 6, 2014
"This isn't so much a great photograph as it was just an honor to be in the presence of World War II veteran Kenneth (Rock) Merritt as he regaled stories of D-Day to President Obama aboard Marine One on the 70th French-American Commemoration D-Day Ceremony. The President invited 'Rock' to fly on the helicopter after leaving the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, France." 
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama is greeted by Bill Russell during a stop to view the statue of Russell at City Hall Plaza in Boston, Mass., Oct. 30, 2013.

President Barack Obama is greeted by Bill Russell during a stop to view the statue of Russell at City Hall Plaza in Boston, Mass., Oct. 30, 2013.

Official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama in the Green Room of the White House, Feb. 12, 2013.

Official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama in the Green Room of the White House, Feb. 12, 2013.

President Barack Obama meets with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 25, 2013.

President Barack Obama meets with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 25, 2013.

President Barack Obama talks with stage participants after delivering remarks at a My2K event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Dec. 31, 2012.

President Barack Obama talks with stage participants after delivering remarks at a My2K event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Dec. 31, 2012.

President Barack Obama talks with will.i.am, following an event The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 9, 2012.

President Barack Obama talks with will.i.am, following an event The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 9, 2012.

President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.

President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012.