This is my first thread and i hope i don't mess it up too badly. I utilized the search function using several different word/phrase combinations and
didn't find anything on this topic - but a lot of people seem to do that and later learn there IS a thread already. If i've inadvertently committed
the same error, then Mods please do what you need to.
I try to keep my mouth shut about our President. I'm 52 y/o and i've seen quite a few Presidents do quite a few things that i disagree with - but
i'm not the President, so i try to consider that there might be a lot going on in the background that makes some situations appear differently than
they really are. This situation is exactly what it is.
Several Presidents have spoken at or near the Wall on Memorial Day/Veteran's Day and they were never afraid of the Veterans who were there to honor
those who had given all for their Country. I believe that most people who know anything at all about our VietNam Vets know that they gather by the
thousands at the Wall on every
Memorial Day - it's not only not a secret, there's usually a little news clip of it every year.
Not so this year. This year our President closed the Wall to our Veterans!
They were made to stand and wait for
until they gave up all hope of completing their annual honoring mission/ceremonies and left.
This is the best link i have for the subject as the MSM certainly isn't reporting a word on it:
Obama Closes Wall
to VietNam Vets
There is another link i found that blogs about the event:
"Insensitive, Cruel to Veterans and Families"
But it made for some "terrific" photo ops!
They don't look very happy, do they? I can only imagine what they were hearing from the Veterans who were being held back. I wonder how many
spouses, children, grandchildren, friends, soldiers-in-arms and even parents traveled thousands of miles to touch the names of, and lay a wreath or
flower for, their loved ones. Only to find out that our own President isn't comfortable in proximity to those who offered all nor the families and
friends of those who gave all.
This information needs to be public and, since our MSM won't do it, it's up to us ATS members to do it.
Our warriors deserve better than this.
Shame on you, Mr. President! Shame on you for dishonoring our fallen and living heroes. Shame on you for not notifying those tens of thousands that
they would be making a trip for nothing. A few news clips would've gotten the job done; a few notifications sent out to VFW and American Legion
would have gotten the message across in time. I guess your photo op was more important.
Who were you talking to, anyway? Apparently to no one at all.