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originally posted by: Nickn3
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
I almost forgot to say:
FAKE NEWS ALERT!!!!!
Please don't be disrespectful, I have friends and family buried at Arlington, and my cousin was awarded the CMH for giving his life to save his men in Vietnam.
originally posted by: Painterz
It's not his job to go to memorial day ceremonies anymore.
What do you think Trump was doing this day last year?
originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: carewemust
President Obama decided to go ON VACATION, his first Memorial Day in office.
That's an outright lie.
WASHINGTON — Barack Obama marked his first Memorial Day as president on Monday, saluting the men and women of America's fighting forces, both living and dead, as "the best of America."
The president spoke after participating in a solemn holiday tradition, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, the burial ground for American veterans dating to the Revolutionary War.
Obama was on vacation in 2010, based on the article
On Memorial Day 2010, President Obama was scheduled to honor America’s fallen heroes with a speech at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery near Chicago, while Vice-President Joe Biden took his place at Arlington; however, a thunderstorm in Illinois interrupted the former ceremony, and President Obama returned to Washington to deliver his speech at Andrews Air Force Base. With the exception of that one year, President Obama has participated in wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery every Memorial Day (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016) during his administration.
May 25, 2009 Memorial Day Observance President Obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then spoke during a Memorial Day observance program at Arlington National Cemetery. In his remarks he praised the sacrifice of military personnel who had given their lives in several wars and recognized the sacrifice of the families gathered to remember more recent victims of conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan.