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Nov112011

President Obama Attends Basketball Game on USS Carl Vinson

File photo. Pete Souza/The White House(SAN DIEGO, CA) -- President Obama is attending the first annual Veterans Day "Carrier Classic" basketball game on the same aircraft carrier that buried Osama bin Laden at sea.

Obama will attend this evening's game between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Michigan State along with roughly 7,000 fans, mostly active military personnel.

The Carrier Classic will be played on the USS Carl Vinson, the Navy carrier that conducted the bin Laden burial at sea after he was killed by Navy SEALs in May in a raid ordered by the president. The game will be the first-ever college basketball game played on a flight deck.

The sponsor of the event, Quicken Loans, says "This event is more than two great basketball teams coming together to play in an incredible environment. It's a way to recognize and support the service of the members of the Armed Forces, the veterans and their families and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice."

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