...Obama chooses to ignore commemoration of D-Day. Obama Not Scheduled to Commemorate D-Day | The Blog on Obama: White House Dossier Its D-Day and President Obama is hitting the beaches of sunny California! Instead of scheduling a brief event to mark the 68th anniversary of Americas 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. Shell be in New York City for a fundraiser and then in Philadelphia to meet with campaign volunteers. Obamas failure to mark D-Day in any significant way is both a shame and a political mistake.