United States President Barack Obama on Friday evening 28 August 2009 local time, landing in Boston a day before Senator Edward Kennedy was buried, where she will give a farewell speech. Obama left the island of Martha's Vineyard east coast, where he was vacationing with his family. He left early in the morning to avoid bad weather caused by Tropical Storm Danny.
Obama arrived with an air force jet and spent the night in Boston before he headed to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica to attend the funeral of Ted Kennedy, Saturday morning. He was sad after hearing the news that the senior senator's death. He also confirmed to take part in a funeral ceremony attended by senior political leaders from the U.S. and abroad.
White House spokesman, Bill Burton, said that President Obama is scheduled to return to Martha's Vineyard Saturday night if the weather allows, before returning to Washington, Sunday, as scheduled.