It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

President embarrassment skips ww1 grave visit because it’s raining.

page: 6
27
<< 3  4  5    7  8  9 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Nov, 10 2018 @ 05:23 PM
link   
Lets be honest Trump used the weather as an excuse not to attend. General kelly managed to go to the site and we are to believe Trump just couldn't get there. It is an hour drive if he couldn't fly worth the trip to honor veterans from the great war.

Sadly we need to continue to remember these conflicts with the hope we can learn from them and avoid future conflicts.




posted on Nov, 10 2018 @ 05:25 PM
link   
a reply to: rickymouse

the french also hate the brits because they helped to pull there buts out of the fire twice the ungratefull gits



posted on Nov, 10 2018 @ 06:45 PM
link   
I'm glad he didn't go. IMO, the presence of a pathological liar, a morally dead, narcissistic egomaniac,would have disrespected these brave patriots.



posted on Nov, 10 2018 @ 06:47 PM
link   

originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
when i woke up this morning, Trump not visiting a memorial was slated to have zero impact on my life.

I suspect when I lay my head down to rest, it will have had no more impact on my life. Other than if i choose to bicker about it with people on the internet.

LMAO
that this


Perhaps we should all remind ourselves that this time is of remembrance of the many millions who died...not about any victory celebration.



posted on Nov, 10 2018 @ 06:57 PM
link   

originally posted by: TerryMcGuire

And while all the hoopla about him not having respect for our troops can be considered we must also remember just how old he is and not press our judgment on him for what may be a glimpse of all of your futures. It's not my future, it is my present.


The vast majority of people who say that never served, so who cares.



posted on Nov, 10 2018 @ 07:04 PM
link   
a reply to: smurfy

No, it's not about victory. It's never been about that.

It's about nations bleeding themselves white, an entire generation of men and boys lost in the maelstrom of those trenches. My own Grandfather was a doughboy...and tomorrow, and nearly every time I remember him, I honor him--not just for those trenches, but for being the wonderful man that he was--despite the scars those trenches left on him.

One doesn't need to lay a wreath on a headstone, or on a crypt, to honor the sacred dead. By simply remembering them, and working to help prevent another conflagration of that sort is honor enough, I should think.

In Flander's Fields. by John McCrae



In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


We would do better to honor them by making sure that there aren't any more "crosses, row on row". When we don't, we are, once again, breaking faith.



posted on Nov, 10 2018 @ 09:36 PM
link   
Are any of you people making a fuss about this actually veterans?

I spent the entire day with my marines celebrating our birthday. None of us, not even 1, give so much as the tiniest little # about this...

A2D



posted on Nov, 10 2018 @ 09:37 PM
link   

originally posted by: xuenchen
Some rumors of a possible security breach too.



Ahem...

twitter.com...


😉



posted on Nov, 10 2018 @ 09:46 PM
link   
Players kneel during national anthem - the right cries about faux disrespect. Trump actually disrespects military by not attending memorial due to weather yet Kelly somehow made it - the right says..that's OK no big deal.

Yep nothing to see here, just more hypocrisy from the usual crowd.



posted on Nov, 10 2018 @ 09:59 PM
link   
who cares



posted on Nov, 11 2018 @ 06:14 AM
link   
a reply to: toysforadults

Everyone with any respect for there ancestors', for there grand fathers and great grand fathers generation and the sacrifices they made for there nation's.

Everyone whom stood up for or just even watched the commemorations today and whom stands in respect every year.

A hell of a lot more of us than you may think.

And just about every single former service person in the affected nation's as well as family's of those that lost son's AND daughters in those wars.

Those who would, have and do fight for there nation's, whom love there nation's and whom lay down there lives for there nation's and for there fellow man, there family's and what they truly believe in.

Not the politician's or the political extremists human waste heads but the normal every day people that suffered through these event's.

edit on 11-11-2018 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 11 2018 @ 06:20 AM
link   

originally posted by: toysforadults
who cares


About what? The fact that Trump blew off a ceremony honouring the dead of Belleau Wood, where US Marines died? Actually quite a lot of people care about that. Hypocrisy is something that makes a lot of people care.



posted on Nov, 11 2018 @ 06:58 AM
link   

originally posted by: AboveBoard

PSS: Hillary woulda been there...


Yeah, and she would have been ducking sniper fire when the helicopter landed, right?



posted on Nov, 11 2018 @ 07:02 AM
link   
a reply to: AngryCymraeg

Kind of ironic Belleau means 'lovely water' and Trump sites rain as a reason for him staying behind.
Of course we never would have spent any time at all learning about WW1 if it wasn't in the news due to something..



posted on Nov, 11 2018 @ 07:06 AM
link   
a reply to: soundguy

I'm a bit confused. Earlier this year, deranged lefties in the US tore down statues commemorating fallen American soldiers who fought and died. I don't remember this sort of disdain and outrage then?

But Trump is evil because he didn't attend another such memorial? Would there be outrage if Antifa tore that down too?



posted on Nov, 11 2018 @ 07:09 AM
link   

originally posted by: Rewey
a reply to: soundguy

I'm a bit confused. Earlier this year, deranged lefties in the US tore down statues commemorating fallen American soldiers who fought and died. I don't remember this sort of disdain and outrage then?

But Trump is evil because he didn't attend another such memorial? Would there be outrage if Antifa tore that down too?



Oh come off it. Trump was not attending a memorial for the Confederacy. Not even he is that stupid. The two examples are not analogous at all.



posted on Nov, 11 2018 @ 07:55 AM
link   

originally posted by: AngryCymraeg

originally posted by: Rewey
a reply to: soundguy

I'm a bit confused. Earlier this year, deranged lefties in the US tore down statues commemorating fallen American soldiers who fought and died. I don't remember this sort of disdain and outrage then?

But Trump is evil because he didn't attend another such memorial? Would there be outrage if Antifa tore that down too?



Oh come off it. Trump was not attending a memorial for the Confederacy. Not even he is that stupid. The two examples are not analogous at all.


Confederates were still Americans fighting for something they believed in, and like it or not they had a far greater impact on the American identity than those fighting in ww1. Just because you don't agree with their cause doesn't diminish that.

I was a former history teacher, with a history professor and two war historians in the family. If you don't think that the 'good guys' did some pretty horrible things during war (any wars), then you're kidding yourself. But they're still honoured, which I 100% agree with - I've also had family fight in every major war since ww1.



posted on Nov, 11 2018 @ 08:05 AM
link   

originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: soundguy

Ugh

Your sources have as much cancer as your op.



Geez, your predictable. If you see something about Trump that bothers you, you do not confront the possibility that he is a #ty person, you stick your head up your ass and criticize the messenger. If you don’t like the source the OP gave you, how about this one from Fox News:

Trump cancels due to rain



posted on Nov, 11 2018 @ 08:05 AM
link   
a reply to: Rewey

The confederate army was an enemy to America, so why does the right insist on waving an enemy flag. Any other enemy flag, you guys would be going nuts but for some reason, the enemy confederate flag is OK.



posted on Nov, 11 2018 @ 08:06 AM
link   
Well I would say you should care. Every time you enjoy those freedumbs you rwnj’s go on and on and on about, you need to remeber those who died for those rights. Oh how quickly you hypocrites forget. a reply to: toysforadults



new topics

top topics



 
27
<< 3  4  5    7  8  9 >>

log in

join