D.A. Seth Jones and the Associated Press team will return to cover the District of Columbia’s shooting victims Thursday and Friday, but not before making the trip to Washington to find out how many lives have been saved, and the people who were hurt.
The first AP team is scheduled to arrive in Washington at 8:15 a.m. and the second at 10:15, along with AP reporters in the District and Washington state.
A special AP newsroom will have a dedicated space at the White House for reporting on the shootings.
The AP team will be available at the National Press Club from 9 a.g. to 4 p.m., along with the National Transportation Safety Board, which oversees federal air and aviation safety.
The Associated Press newsroom also will be on hand for interviews with victims and witnesses.
The team will visit a makeshift memorial for victims at the site of the shooting, located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Connecticut Avenue NW.
The memorial includes a white flag that is draped over a wooden cross.
The flag features a portrait of police officers and the words, “We Will Never Forget.”
It also includes a red, white and blue flag with a blue cross.
The AP team also will visit Arlington National Cemetery to observe the funerals of the victims.
A memorial will be erected at the Washington Naval Yard on the site that housed the Navy SEALs team that shot down Osama bin Laden in 2011.
The ceremony will include a brief presentation of the SEALs flag and a poem by military singer Joe Walsh, who sang “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” as they were taken prisoner in Afghanistan.
The flag and the poem will be flown at half-staff at the ceremony and the ceremony itself will be livestreamed online.