To most of you this wont surprise you at all, but I think it needs to be shared with as many people as possible.
Subject: Medal of Honor Recipients Snubbed by Commander in Chief 1st
time in 50 years
Obama Snubs Nation's Heroes, Becomes the First President to Skip Ball
Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in Over 50 Years
Submitted by Julie on January 21, 2009 - 10:13pm.
2008 News Politics U.S. Government U.S. Politics World Politics
Barack Obama may have stumbled over his words briefly during his
inauguration, but he made an even bigger blunder later Tuesday evening.
The newly sworn-in President opted not to appear at what should have
been one of the most important Balls on his agenda that evening - "The
Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball."
The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball was begun in 1953 for President
Dwight Eisenhower's inauguration. The event recognized recipients of
the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. There were 48
Medal of Honor recipients in attendance, who were undoubtedly
disappointed by the new Commander-in-Chief's failure to show. Over the
past 56 years and 14 inaugurations, no President has skipped this event
- until now.
The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball is sponsored by the American Legion,
and co-sponsored by 13 other veteran's service organizations, including
those such as the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Military Order
of the Purple Heart.
Instead of attending this ball honoring our nation's heroes, Obama was
busy making stops at 10 other official balls. Obama and his wife's
first stop was at the Neighborhood Ball. From there they went to the
Home State Ball for Illinois and Hawaii, the Commander-in-Chief Ball,
the Youth Inaugural Ball, and the Home State Ball for Delaware and
Pennsylvania. They finished off the night with brief appearances at the
Mid-Atlantic, Western, Midwest, Eastern, and Southern regional Balls.
Celebrities were a plenty at the balls, with Stevie Wonder, Shakira,
J. Blige, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, will.i.am,
Sting, Mariah Carey, and Leonardo DiCaprio in attendance at the
In addition, the other nine balls also featured a star-studded lineup
including Kanye West and Kid Rock at the Youth Ball, Marc Anthony at the
Western Ball, and Cheryl Crow at the Western Ball.
It was the party without all of the celebrities that Obama skipped.
The very people who he sought to have support him during his candidacy
and campaign, who have fought to protect this country, were snubbed in
favor of publicity and the opportunity to rub shoulders - yet again -
with the out-of-touch Hollywood elite!
SHAME ON YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA. THESE BRAVE MEN CAME TO RESPECT YOU, YET
YOUR BLATANT FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE THEM SENDS THEM AND ALL WHO HAVE
FOUGHT TO DEFEND THIS NATION, THE WRONG MESSAGE. MAKE NO EXCUSES MR.
PRESIDENT - WE NOW KNOW WHERE VETERANS STAND UNDER YOUR WATCH!
This message needs to be sent around the world 100 times and personally
to President Obama on a regular basis. Will you assist in getting that
Don't add or detract anything to or from this, and also be RESPECTFUL,
no matter how you feel about it!
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