the CinC’s gonna blow-off Memorial Day?
Frikkin’ MEMORIAL DAY?!
Vice President Biden will deliver remarks to families of fallen military service personnel in Arlington, Va. President Obama has no public appearances.
Sorry, I have no words.
This had better be a reporting mistake.
Per Billy Ray’s comment (14), I followed the links and found a likely source of the article’s confusion:
Official Website (as of 5/25/12 2115 EDT):
This year, the Secretary of Defense will host over 2,500 Vietnam Veterans, Gold Star family members, wounded veterans from military and other hospitals, and other distinguished guests. Veteran Service Organizations associated with the Vietnam War, each branch of the military services, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and other governmental leaders will also have representatives attending the event. [President not mentioned]
This Memorial Day, we honor the men and women who have defended our nation, and mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. On Memorial Day, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will participate in an event at Arlington National Cemetery. The President, Vice President, First Lady and Dr. Biden will also attend an event at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Prior to these events, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama will meet with Gold Star Families.
Today’s DoD Press Release (PDF via official website):
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta will host the President at a ceremony on Monday, May 28, 2012, at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to thank and honor America’s Vietnam veterans on behalf of a grateful nation.
I apologize. Too ready to believe the worst, I reckon.
Thanks, Billy Ray.
La vérité. Tojours la vérité.