Saturday, December 31, 2011

Is This The New Trend On How Our Politicians Honor The Fallen?

Honoring the dead: The President prepares to lay a wreath in memory of those who died in the attacks during the Second World War in Hawaii

Remembering The Fallen: Obama Takes A Break From Golf And Fine-Dining To Honour America's War Heroes At Pearl Harbor -- Daily Mail

* First couple laid a wreath with words 'In Loving Memory' and scattered orchids in the water at USS Arizona Memorial
* Obama family went with friends for 'shave ice' treats earlier in the day

After days of playing golf and eating out with friends at Hawaii's most exclusive restaurants, Obama returned to some official business yesterday as he laid a wreath at a memorial honouring those killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

The president was joined at the USS Arizona Memorial by his wife, Michelle, just before sunset. After a moment's silence, the Obamas scattered orchids into the water.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attacks, which claimed the lives of 2,390 Americans and brought the United States into the Second World War.

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My Comment: I personally do not care about the president's vacation plans, and I have a strong feeling that President Obama and his wife do not care what I or anyone else may think of their vacation plans either. But I do know that for soldiers who are stuck at some cold and damp FOB base in Afghanistan .... or anywhere else .... this ain't cool.

President Bush had it right when it came to his vacations .... when soldiers are fighting and sacrificing in the field .... best give up on the golf and the great vacations in exotic places. Stay home and honor the troops here .... because lets face it .... when you are the President optics is everything .... both here and abroad.

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