Doug Emhoff to attend memorial for World Central Kitchen workers killed in Israeli strike

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WASHINGTON — Second gentleman Doug Emhoff will represent the Biden administration at a memorial Thursday for the seven humanitarian aid workers with World Central Kitchen who were killed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza this month.

The American charity, run by celebrity chef José Andrés, is set to host an interfaith service at Washington National Cathedral to “honor our heroes,” the group said in a release.

Curtis Ried, chief of staff and executive secretary of the White House National Security Council, is also expected to attend.

President Joe Biden will be traveling to Syracuse, New York, for an economic event Thursday and cannot attend, though he will send a letter to be read aloud, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said.