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President Barack Obama's Memorial Day address at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood was just getting started today when lightning and heavy, gusting rains forced the cancellation of the proceedings.
The president, umbrella in hand, encouraged spectators to get to a safe place to ride out the storm and said he would hold off the ceremony because he didn't want anyone to get hurt.
"Excuse me, everybody listen up," he said before the event was officially called off. "We are a little bit concerned about lightning. This may not be safe. I know that all of you are here to commemo
Originally posted by bakadesu
For all of the reasons he should have spoke today, he could not.
I find this hard to believe. Bad Leadership getting worse.
Originally posted by theuhstuf
Wow, that is bad... I mean, think, bullets and bombs didn't make the soldiers stop fighting! Rain and lightning didn't keep our fighting men and women from putting their lives on the line for our country!