US President Barack Obama is set to meet the Navy Seals who took part in the daring raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound.
White House officials said Mr Obama will visit Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to express his gratitude privately to the commandos. Mr Obama, joined by vice-president Joe Biden, will also address soldiers who have recently returned from Afghanistan.
The president has so far tried to avoid rejoicing over bin Laden's death. But he has maintained a steady stream of events and activities that have kept the success of the commando operation at the forefront.
He was in New York on Thursday, visiting fire and police stations that responded to the 9/11 attacks that bin Laden orchestrated, and he met privately with victims' families. In New York, Mr Obama did not mention bin Laden's name, but he did not have to. "When we say we will never forget, we mean what we say," he told firefighters.
At the same time, the White House is wary of overplaying its hand. Mr Obama has decided not to release photographs of bin Laden's corpse because he believes the images are too gruesome.
White House officials would not offer details on the meeting between the president and the participants of the raiding party.
"The successful mission against Osama bin Laden is a monumental achievement," White House spokesman Jay Carney said. "But the fact remains that we're still at war, that we have 100,000 combat personnel in Afghanistan, we have troops in a support-and-assist role in Iraq, and we have US military men and women in other places around the globe and, in some cases, in difficult situations."
But the UN's independent investigator on extra-judicial killings has called on the US to reveal more details of the raid on bin Laden's Pakistan hideaway to allow experts to assess the legality of his killing.
South African law professor Christof Heyns said in a statement that Washington "should disclose the supporting facts to allow an assessment in terms of international human rights law standards."
Mr Heyns said "it will be particularly important to know if the planning of the mission allowed an effort to capture Bin Laden."