By Amie Parnes - 09/18/13 04:36 PM EDT
It is unclear when the memorial will be held. But Carney said more details about the memorial would become available soon.
On Monday, Obama said the nation was "confronting yet another mass shooting," calling the victims "patriots" who faced the "unimaginable violence they wouldn't have expected at home."
In brief remarks at the top of a speech on the five-year anniversary of the financial crisis, Obama said the victims on the military installation were "men and women going to work, doing their jobs, protecting all of us."
"They know the dangers of serving abroad, but today, they faced the unimaginable violence they wouldn't have expected at home," Obama said.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday announced the Pentagon would conduct two military-wide reviews of base security and security clearances in the wake of the mass shooting at the Navy Yard.
“Obviously, something went wrong,” Hagel said at a Pentagon press conference. “We will find those gaps, and we will fix those gaps.”
The Navy is also conducting a review of security procedures, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Tuesday.