For the THIRD YEAR in a row...

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    ...Obama chooses to ignore commemoration of D-Day.

    Obama Not Scheduled to Commemorate D-Day | The Blog on Obama: White House Dossier


    It’s D-Day and President Obama is hitting the beaches – of sunny California!

    Instead of scheduling a brief event to mark the 68th anniversary of America’s brutal landing on the shores of Normandy, Obama is already on his way to San Francisco, where he will hold two fundraisers before moving on to Beverly Hills to stage two more.

    Obama failed to mark D-Day with either a speech or a written proclamation both last year or the year before. He did give a speech in 2009, the 65th anniversary of the event.

    First Lady Michelle Obama, who has made much of her “Joining Forces” campaign to support military families, also has nothing planned for D-Day. She’ll be in New York City for a fundraiser and then in Philadelphia to meet with campaign volunteers.

    Obama’s failure to mark D-Day in any significant way is both a shame and a political mistake.
     
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    Why am I not surprised?
     
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    As you said, he gave a speech at the 65th anniversary. Events that far in the past are usually only commemorated extensively every five or ten years. Much ado about nothing, IMO.
     
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    Things THAT big should be commemorated every year.
     
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    Of course Obama ignored it, not may voters left from 1944
     
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    Did Bush have one every year? Since you posted the OP, I'm sure you'd have that info at your fingertips. You'd hardly leave your ass hanging out like that, would you? :cool:
     

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