Post by lordroel on Feb 7, 2020 20:05:23 GMT
Yep, a strong Mrs. Obama, a true modern Jackie Kennedy.
The Heritage Park
10:30 PM PHST, Monday, April 28th, 2014
The Heritage Memorial Park, Taguig City, Philippines.
After identifying her husband's body inside the private room, Mrs. Obama was escorted to see her husband's personal effects, but wanted to know what will happen to these personal effects. Pierson replied "These personal effects will be kept for federal evidence since this isn't only a federal crime, but an international crime as well. Here is the President's watch, wallet, etc.," as she handed those other effects to the former First Lady, who placed them into a plastic bag & grabbed it very hard in order to avoid letting her daughters see them. She had decided NOT to let Malia & Sasha see their late father's body in such a gruesome way (as mentioned earlier, the right backside of his head was blasted out from the attack at Malacanang Palace). "I want a closed casket for the funeral services when we arrive in back in the States". Outside of The Heritage Park, security was obvious; members of the US Secret Service coordinating with the Philippine Presidential Security Group & Philippine National Police & US Forces Philippines had blocked off the roads in Taguig City & also blocked off traffic, forcing the traffic to clog parts of Quezon City. The private room (where Obama's body was placed in a deep freezer) was heavily guarded inside the funeral chapel of Heritage Park by security for the remainder of the 2 or 3 days.
Obviously still grieving, weary & tired from the long flight from DC to Manila, Mrs. Obama was driven to Forbes Park Residence to spend the night or two until they were ready to do a procession toward Ninoy Aquino International Airport, placing her husband's remains aboard Air Force One in flying back to the States. Plans were underway to fly Air Force One into a private indoor hangar (April 30th will be the expected date for arrival) at O'Haire International Airport in Chicago, IL.