August 27, 2015

Cassidy to Join Obama, Bush For 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Events

METAIRIE —U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will be participating in several events in remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, beginning tomorrow with greeting President Obama upon his arrival in Louisiana. He will also be joining President George W. Bush on Friday. Details are below. 

Dr. Cassidy released the following statement:

“On this anniversary, we reflect not only on the past, but look forward to Louisiana’s bright future. The people affected by Hurricane Katrina, and their families, are always in Laura’s and my thoughts and prayers. On a personal level—as I reflect on my experience and that of many others who provided medical services to evacuees—I thank the first responders and those who came after to help those they did not know, but considered their neighbors. 

“Our state is stronger today than it was 10 years ago.  Our people are resilient, our schools are improved, and New Orleans’ tourism industry continues to improve.  May God continue to bless the people of Louisiana and our great state.”

Dr. Cassidy has treated uninsured and underinsured patients in Louisiana’s charity hospital system for nearly 30 years—with the support of neighbors and friends, he turned an abandoned Kmart into a surge hospital to treat victims following the storm. 


Details on events are below. Schedule is subject to change. 


Thursday, August 27


11:45 A.M. CST

Greet President Obama at Louis Armstrong International Airport


Attend briefing with the President, local and state officials, and stakeholders

2:30 P.M. CST

Attend President Obama’s Remarks on Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

Friday, August 28


8:30 A.M. CST

Attend St. Bernard Parish School Board Katrina Anniversary Reflection Breakfast


9:45 A.M. CST

Attend Katrina Ten Year Anniversary Event with President and Mrs. George W. Bush

10:45 A.M. CST

Visit and Tour Liberty’s Kitchen

1:30 P.M CST

Port of New Orleans Commemoration Exhibit Unveiling

8:00 P.M. CST

New Orleans Honors Event at the Saenger Theatre

Saturday, August 29


8:30 A.M. CST

Attend Katrina Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony

10:00 A.M. CST

First Responder’s Appreciation Event


*Please direct questions and booking inquiries to Jillian Rogers at or 202-760-1144.