Jun 4, 2010 6:28 PM by Melissa Canone
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The families of the 11 workers killed
when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf will visit
the White House next week.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made the announcement
to reporters traveling with President Barack Obama as he toured the
Gulf on Friday.
Gibbs said that Obama had written to the 11 families to extend
the invitation so that he can pay personal condolences. The visit
will happen next Thursday.