Add George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to the list of dignitaries coming down to New Orleans next week to be part of the ceremonies surrounding the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches that flooded the city.
The announcement comes a day after the White House said President Barack Obama will be in the city on Thursday as part of a series of visits from administration officials intended to highlight the federal government’s role in New Orleans’ recovery.
Clinton will attend the Power of Community event, the city’s main commemoration of the storm, on Aug. 29. He will join
Bush, who was heavily criticized for an inadequate response by federal agencies in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, will visit Warren Easton Charter School on Aug. 28 along with his wife, Laura Bush. The school had benefited from a fund set up by Laura Bush, a former librian, to help schools damaged in the disaster rebuild their stock of books and materials.
Bush will also attend and speak at an event about education in the city.