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Honouring the fallen: President Obama lays wreath at Arlington Cemetery ...
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 30 May 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 05/30/2011 10:10:35 AM PDT by smokingfrog

Honouring the fallen: President Obama lays wreath at Arlington Cemetery as troops in Afghanistan remember comrades in candlelit Memorial Day services

President Obama paid tribute to America's war dead as laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a Memorial Day service at the National Cemetery in Arlington this morning.

He urged crowds at the ceremony to remember the 'enduring legacy' of generations of Americans who have lost their lives in service, including those who are still fighting in Afghanistan.

In a speech at the White House earlier today he named Army General Martin Dempsey as his new Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman in a new line-up at the top of the U.S. military.

He described America's servicemen and women as 'the best our nation has to offer'. He said: 'They deserve nothing but the best in return, and that includes leaders.'

He and his wife Michelle also held a private breakfast for Gold Star families who had lost their loved ones, before travelling over the Potomac to the National Military Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: dempsey; tomboftheunknown

1 posted on 05/30/2011 10:10:37 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Once a year our President does the right thing.


2 posted on 05/30/2011 10:13:33 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: smokingfrog

Between Bibi and Sarah, Obama has had to LOOK as if he cares at least a little bit about OUR great nation!


3 posted on 05/30/2011 10:19:35 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: smokingfrog

He could honor them properly by resigning.


4 posted on 05/30/2011 10:21:25 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Huskrrrr

... he is just going through the motions.

This guy is not of our culture. Muslim alien.


5 posted on 05/30/2011 10:23:57 AM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: Huskrrrr

>Once a year our President does the right thing.

That’s because the GOLF COURSES ARE CLOSED TODAY.


6 posted on 05/30/2011 10:24:17 AM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

... his presence is a insult.


7 posted on 05/30/2011 10:25:30 AM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: max americana

I’m surprised. Didn’t he send Plugs last year? As much as he hates the military (as all liberals do), I’m surprised.


8 posted on 05/30/2011 10:25:53 AM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: smokingfrog

That filthy Rat does this, without any meaning to him.


9 posted on 05/30/2011 10:26:53 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: smokingfrog
'They deserve nothing but the best in return, and that includes leaders."

What a messy little sentence. If he means, "They deserve the best in return", why did he insert "nothing but" in the middle?

Then there's the closing clause, "and that includes leaders". Does he mean they deserve the best leaders in return, or that the leaders deserve the best in return, too?

Like I said, messy.

10 posted on 05/30/2011 10:28:18 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: smokingfrog
Here's really what the Muzzie/Commie Kenyan Usurper thinks of our country:


11 posted on 05/30/2011 10:31:22 AM PDT by twister881
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To: himno hero

... his presence is a insult.


Yes, it certainly is. The wicked bastard has no place anywhere in the United States. He’s as “American” as a Stalin or Hitler or Mao or any number of nasty dictators from the past. He happens to be in the present.


12 posted on 05/30/2011 10:33:33 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Jerrybob

I think he may have placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknown once before, but can’t remember if it was Memorial Day or Veterans Day. Most of the time he’s been AWOL as far as honoring our military has been concerned.


13 posted on 05/30/2011 10:34:43 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Anybody think this Marxist/Muslim America hater really cared?


14 posted on 05/30/2011 10:52:50 AM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: unkus

You have hit the nail on the head. None of those guys had the might of the US of A. By the time this is over we will be lucky if he hasn’t totally gutted the US.


15 posted on 05/30/2011 11:07:05 AM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: himno hero

“.. his presence is a insult.”

His presence desecrates hallowed ground.


16 posted on 05/30/2011 11:07:08 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: smokingfrog

“He described America’s servicemen and women as ‘the best our nation has to offer’. He said: ‘They deserve nothing but the best in return, and that includes leaders...”

So of course, to honor the dead, Barack says he thinks the military deserves ....

4 more years of Barack

Cue the band to begin “I feel pretty, Oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright!”


17 posted on 05/30/2011 11:15:39 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: himno hero

Its more than that. Seeing Obama at such a hallowed place make me physically ill.


18 posted on 05/30/2011 11:21:08 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Actually, I don’t think that Obama has done this every year. He skipped it, at least once.


19 posted on 05/30/2011 11:25:54 AM PDT by Eva
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To: smokingfrog

they probably told him they were taking him to a golf course, then coerced him into doing it.


20 posted on 05/30/2011 11:43:29 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: esoxmagnum

He dropped the wreath off and then hit the course next door.

... no, really!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2727216/posts


21 posted on 05/30/2011 1:01:04 PM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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