First family headed home for holiday

President Barack Obama is almost jerked off his feet as he shows off their new dog Bo, Tuesday, April 14, 2009, a 6-month-old Portuguese water dog with his daughters Malia, left, and Sasha Obama, right, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

May 24, 2010 2:22:56 PM PDT
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle and their daughters will spend the Memorial Day weekend in Chicago.The Obamas will arrive on Thursday. On Monday, President Obama will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.

The Obamas have a home in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood.

While the first family is in Chicago, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will participate in Memorial Day events in Washington, D.C. They will host a breakfast for Gold Star families at the White House on Monday and then participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.