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Will Obama Honor D-Day anniversery this year ?

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posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 01:45 AM
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June 6th, 1944 was D-Day.

Will Obama honor the day this year ?

His schedule seems to indicate no ??



Obama's Schedule June 6

Times are eastern.

9:20 AM
Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews.
9:35 AM
Obama departs Joint Base Andrews en route San Francisco, California.
11:45 AM
Biden travels to Winston-Salem, North Carolina and delivers remarks on the Administration’s efforts to create jobs in the United States.
2:45 PM
Obama arrives in San Francisco, California.
3:20 PM
Obama attends a campaign event.
5:15 PM
Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the Julia Morgan Ballroom.
6:15 PM
Obama departs San Francisco, California en route Los Angeles, California.
7:20 PM
Obama arrives in Los Angeles, California.
10:15 PM
Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.
11:55 PM
Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event.

Obama's Schedule June 6
 


He seemed to have some kind of problem with FDR's D-Day prayer:
(story from Nov 4, 2011)

Conservatives and Republican lawmakers are furious after the Obama administration announced its objection to adding President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The objection was reportedly raised during a congressional hearing on Republican Congressman Bill Johnson’s bill – the “World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011.”

“It is unconscionable that the Obama administration would stand in the way of honoring our nation’s distinguished World War II veterans,” Johnson said. “President Roosevelt’s prayer gave solace, comfort and strength to our nation and our brave warriors as we fought against tyranny and oppression.”

Roosevelt’s prayer asked God to give the allied troops courage and faith, saying: “With thy blessing we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy.”

Obama Administration Opposes FDR’s Prayer at WWII Memorial
 


D-Day June 6, 1944

The Normandy landings, codenamed Operation Neptune, were the landing operations of the Allied invasion of Normandy, in Operation Overlord, during World War II. The landings commenced on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 (D-Day), beginning at 6:30 am British Double Summer Time (GMT+2). In planning, D-Day was the term used for the day of actual landing, which was dependent on final approval.

The landings were conducted in two phases: an airborne assault landing of 24,000 British, American, Canadian and Free French airborne troops shortly after midnight, and an amphibious landing[4] of Allied infantry and armoured divisions on the coast of France starting at 6:30 am. There were also decoy operations under the codenames Operation Glimmer and Operation Taxable to distract the German forces from the real landing areas.[5]

Normandy Landings
 





President's Schedule - June 6, 2012

No public schedule.

Obama Schedule (White House site)



Hey Obama !

It's an election year !!





posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 02:05 AM
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Boy I don't know...but if he doesn't I can't wait to get on the internet and complain about it!



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 05:28 AM
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D-Day 2002



President to Propose Department of Homeland Security
President Bush Discusses India-Pakistan with President Putin
Executive Order Amendment to Executive Order 13180, Air Traffic Performance-Based Organization
Nominations

Bush too busy expanding federal government

2003


President's Remarks with PM Barroso of Portugal
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President Bush to Welcome President of Uganda
President Bush to Welcome PM Thaksin of Thailand
President Outlines Goals for Medicare
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Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2003
Statement on Federal Assistance in Arkansas

Bush too busy expanding welfare

2005


President Discusses Trade, CAFTA at Organization of American States en Español
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Fact sheet In Focus: Trade
President Celebrates Black Music Month at the White House
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Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate

Scandal! Bush invites cop killing gangsta rappers to white house!

2006


President Discusses Border Security and Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Participates in Swearing-In Ceremony for CBP Commissioner
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Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
President's Remarks to the Travel Pool at Laredo Border Patrol Sector Headquarters
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Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
President Bush to Attend 2006 Group of Eight (G-8) Summit
Fact sheet G-8 Summit 2006
Father's Day, 2006
Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2006
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement

Bush too busy building fences

2007


President Bush Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Abe in Heiligendamm, Germany
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Fact sheet G8 Summit 2007
President Bush Meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Heiligendamm, Germany
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Nation in outrage at the affront to brave americans, meeting the enemy chancelors, on such an important historic day.

2008


President Bush Attends Swearing-In Ceremony for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Steve Preston
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Fact sheet In Focus: Homeownership
President Bush Participates in Meeting on the People's Republic of China Earthquake Relief Efforts
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Fact Sheet: A Clear Agenda for Overcoming Economic Challenges
President Bush Signs H.R. 1195 Into Law

Bush too busy expanding federal government at home and abroad.



posted on Jun, 6 2012 @ 05:56 AM
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The French have begun to play it down in recent years themselves. Three years back I think it was, their idea of a good *do* in St Mere Eglise was a ruddy Biker show. Not that I mind looking at thousands of Harley's ripping through the historically important town, but it was out of place.
Had it not been for the people who were there to remember you wouldn't think it was D Day week at all! It's almost like the French Government want's to forget about it and brush it under the carpet now. Thankfully most of the locals didn't seem to feel the same way.

Anyway last time I was there Gordon Brown turned up to Honor the brave at Arromanches. Typically, after a blistering hot week he brought with his sour face the English weather and it ended up pissing down on the handful of veterans still left alive. He left them waiting in the sopping wet for ages, probably finished the poor old geezers off that did!

What matters most is that you remember and honor the fallen. It was also heartening to see many a young and old US home grown soldier make the long trip to do just that and a pleasure to shake hands with a great many.



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