Skip to comments.Honouring the fallen: President Obama lays wreath at Arlington Cemetery ...
Posted on 05/30/2011 10:10:35 AM PDT by smokingfrog
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.
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Once a year our President does the right thing.
Between Bibi and Sarah, Obama has had to LOOK as if he cares at least a little bit about OUR great nation!
He could honor them properly by resigning.
... he is just going through the motions.
This guy is not of our culture. Muslim alien.
>Once a year our President does the right thing.
That’s because the GOLF COURSES ARE CLOSED TODAY.
... his presence is a insult.
I’m surprised. Didn’t he send Plugs last year? As much as he hates the military (as all liberals do), I’m surprised.
That filthy Rat does this, without any meaning to him.
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.
... 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.
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.
Anybody think this Marxist/Muslim America hater really cared?
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.
“.. his presence is a insult.”
His presence desecrates hallowed ground.
“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!”
Its more than that. Seeing Obama at such a hallowed place make me physically ill.
Actually, I don’t think that Obama has done this every year. He skipped it, at least once.
they probably told him they were taking him to a golf course, then coerced him into doing it.
He dropped the wreath off and then hit the course next door.
... no, really!