Saturday, May 29, 2010

President Obama Will Skip Memorial Day Visit To Arlington National Cemetery

President Obama at Arlington Cemetery Monday with, from left, Adm. Mike Mullen of the Joint Chiefs; Col. Thomas M. Durham, Army chaplain; Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe Jr. of Joint Force Headquarters; and John C. Metzger Jr., cemetery superintendent. Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

From Washington Post:

President Obama is skipping the traditional Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery, a move that has dismayed some veterans -- and comes at a sensitive moment in the administration's relationship with the military.

Instead of speaking at Arlington, as he did last year and as most presidents have done, Obama will appear at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery outside Chicago, the White House said. Vice President Biden will take his place at Arlington, the most prestigious military cemetery in the country and home to Section 60, a large burial ground for soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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My Comment:
It is to bad that he will be skipping the ceremony at Arlington Cemetery, I am sure that many veterans were looking forward to see him.

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