The Vice President started the week with a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Below you see President Biden, the Vice President, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III, and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Omar Jones IV as they approach the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
This was the 153rd National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington.
The Vice President tweeted, “We honor those members of our military who sacrificed their lives in order to defend our freedoms. We owe these heroes—and their loved ones—everything. Not just on Memorial Day. Every day.”
After the Arlington ceremony, the Vice President and Second Gentleman, Doug Emhoff, went to lunch with President Biden and Dr. Jill Biden. More from Biba Adams’ story in The Grio.
President Joe Biden, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff arrived at Le Diplomate on Monday, and its guests immediately took to social media to share video from the sighting.
In one video, the vice president is seen arriving and waving at people as she enters the restaurant. One woman says, “Thank you so much! You’re amazing!” Harris responds, “We’re amazing.”
Here is one of the videos referenced in the story.
Vice President Harris wore her Altuzarra Kenton Jacket, made in a 98% virgin wool/2% elastane fabric.
I believe she was wearing Altuzarra’s & Zeke Trouser, done in a blend of virgin wool and viscose.
Ms. Harris had on what looked like her Cory Tee ($85) by L’Agence. Her shoes looked like the Manolo Blahnik BB 105 pumps in black (shown below). She also wore her Irene Neuwirth double-strand pearl necklace and mabé pearl earrings.
On Tuesday, June 1, photos were released of the Vice President with survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre; Tuesday was the 100th anniversary of the massacre. Below, Ms. Harris with Mother Viola Fletcher, age 107. The Vice President wrote, “The Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa—Black Wall Street—was a thriving business district. 100 years ago, a white supremacist mob killed hundreds of Black residents. Black homes, businesses, and churches were burned down.”
More background via this Essence story by Donna M. Adams. :
This year marks the centennial of the Tulsa-Greenwood Race Massacre. The late historian John Hope Franklin has described the historic event as a “firestorm of hatred and violence that is perhaps unequaled in the peacetime history of the United States.”
Late in the evening of May 31, 1921 and into the next day, a white mob reportedly 5,000-10,000 strong attacked the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The segregated and vibrant Black enclave of prosperous businesses was known widely as ‘Black Wall Street.’
The attackers looted and burned an estimated 1,256 homes, and they razed to the ground about 40 square blocks—nearly all of the district’s churches, schools, hospitals and businesses. About 9,000 Greenwood residents were left homeless.
Here you see the Vice President with Viola Fletcher’s brother, Hughes Van Ellis, age 100. I believe the Vice President met with them when they were in Washington for House Judiciary Committee hearings on May 19.
Also, on Tuesday, the release of a Forbes cover story and guest essay penned by the Vice President.
From that essay, titled: Kamalanomics: Vice President Harris Outlines Her Vision Of Inclusive Entrepreneurship.
The pandemic has exposed the flaws and the fissures in our economy. One in three small businesses have closed. Nearly two million women have been forced out of the workforce. And millions of families have struggled to buy groceries and cover rent.
Below, another photo from the piece.
Wednesday, June 2, the Vice President conducted a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Eric Lander, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
Lori Lander, held a 500-year-old ‘Mishna’ for the ceremony. More from The Jerusalem Post:
When Eric Lander was sworn in Wednesday as the White House’s first-ever cabinet-level science adviser, the geneticist also made Jewish history — by taking his oath of office on a 500-year-old copy of a Jewish text filled with ethical precepts.
The geneticist’s wife, Lori Lander, held the Mishna during the ceremony.
Vice President Harris also joined President Biden as he delivered remarks on the administration’s COVID-19 response.Embed from Getty Images
Ms. Harris was in a grey suit I still haven’t identified. Beneath the jacket, I believe she wore her white Luxe Charmeuse Reversible Perla Blouse ($328) by one of her go-to brands, Lafayette 148 New York. She was in her Manolo Blahnik BB 90 pumps from what I could discern in photos.
The Vice President also wore her Irene Neuwirth Medium Classic Link Necklace and matching earrings.
Thursday, June 3, the Vice President delivered remarks on expanding broadband service. Behind Ms. Harris, you see Shannon Holsey, President of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians President (L), and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo (R).
The Vice President announced the availability of almost $1 billion in grants to expand broadband access and adoption on Tribal land.
It appears she also wore the Luxe Charmeuse Reversible Perla Blouse ($328) from Lafayette 148 New York. She also wore the Irene Neuwirth double strand necklace and mabé pearl earrings seen several times this week.
Friday, June 4, the Vice President did not have any public events.