President Obama Will Visit Dallas Tuesday, Attend Interfaith Memorial Service

Obama will also meet with police, community leaders and civil rights activists.

Obama plans deliver remarks at an interfaith memorial service for the officers, his visit to the grief-stricken city comes following an invitation from Dallas Mayor Rawlings, the White House announced today.

The president will also meet privately with the families of the police officers killed in the shooting, the White House said.

Former President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush, and Vice President Joe Biden will also attend the interfaith service, and Bush will also deliver remarks, the White House said.

In various statements throughout his visit, Obama has looked to downplay headlines depicting an ongoing crisis in America.

"As tough, as hard, as depressing as the loss of life was this week, we've got a foundation to build on," Obama said in a press conference Saturday. "We just have to have to confidence that we can build on those better angels of our nature."

Obama will work to calm nerves not just through his trip to Dallas Tuesday, but through a meeting between law enforcement, community activists and civil rights leaders at the White House next week.

"I want to start moving on constructive actions that are actually going to make a difference, because that is what all Americans want," Obama said.