Sunday, January 25, 2009
Obama Snubs Vets, Does not Attend Heroes Ball, No Time for Sargeants
It seems Obama is set on setting new records...just not the kind the average American agrees with.
Drew Zahn of World Net Daily writes "Since its inception in 1953, every new president has attended The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball – until now.
The ball was created for President Dwight Eisenhower's inauguration to honor recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. The event is sponsored by the American Legion and co-sponsored by 13 other veteran's service organizations, including the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
And while 48 of the nation's 99 living recipients of the Medal of Honor attended the event, reports the Cleveland Leader and various self-attested attendees of the ball, newly sworn-in President Barack Obama became the first president in 56 years to skip out on the ceremony."
He also writes: "According to the blog, the Legion's media relations manager Craig Roberts wrote, "President Obama was invited but did not attend. Vice-President Joe Biden did appear, however, and was very warmly received. The new President's absence was understandable considering the unprecedented logistical challenges presented by the vastly increased number of visitors to this inauguration and the necessary attendant security measures. The American Legion, as an organization, does not feel offended or 'snubbed.'"
That's nice. Then how about I feel offended and snubbed for the veteran heroes. Does that work?
Full article can be viewed here: http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=87049