Skip to comments.Obama to Speak at Vietnam Wall on Memorial Day
Posted on 05/25/2012 9:09:43 AM PDT by kristinn
During the Medal of Honor ceremony for Spc. Leslie Sabo on Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced hell speak at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day, as part of the Defense Departments commemoration of the 50th anniversary of that war.
Instead of being celebrated, our Vietnam veterans were often shunned, Obama said. They were called many things, when there was only one thing that they deserved to be called: American patriots.
[The event] will be another chance for America to say to our Vietnam veterans what should have been said when you first came home: You did your job. You served with honor. You made us proud.
Officials from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund said Obama will be the third president to speak at the annual remembrance event, following Bill Clinton in 1993 and Ronald Reagan in 1984.
For more information, visit the Vietnam War Commemoration web site.
He should only speak at Marxist rallies - elsewhere.
Reparations for Vietnam veterans.
Words fail me.
Not really, but I can not say what I am thinking.
Obama does lip-service to the brave men (and some women) who died in Vietnam. I wonder if he will have traitor John Kerry by his side?
Presidents usually speak at the ampitheatre at Arlington on Memorial Day. Even Bubba did.
Go play a round of golf you scum, instead of desecrating the memory of fallen heroes. He will probably drag along the traitor John Kerry to further ruin this day for the parents and kin of my lost comrades.
Go to Hell OBAMA
VAW-116 aboard USS Coral SEA CVA-43, Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club 1968-69
Memo to: Rolling Thunder
I want to hear your engines roaring during that speech. What a great way to celebrate your 25th anniversary.
As a Viet Nam veteran and brother to the fallen I duly declare ..Barak Hussain Obama you are not welcome on this hallowed ground. Your marxism is what we fought against.. You are one of the enemy and we have no treaty with you.....
This is a headline in Politico.....
0bama Takes Memorial Day Off, Sends Biden To Speak To Families Of Fallen Troops......
Hey, they are only dead Americans who gave their lives in defense of this country,...No big deal.
Feigning to admire the military. Is there nothing he won’t do, to get reelected?
A communist speaking at the memorial site dedicated to honor those who died fighting communism...
I’ll stop there. I don’t need any knocks on my door for saying how I truly feel...
As a Vietnam vet who spent a year in country, my visit to the wall a decade or so ago was one of the most moving experiences of my life. I agree with you; Obama is not welcome.
Obama is not welcome on the hallowed ground that is the Vietnam Wall.
BRAVO and DITTO to what you ahve both said! I hope Rolling Thunder salutes those men and women at the wall as only they know how, during the POS’s speech!
Were I there, I would be shunning him by turning my back during anything he has to say. This POS isnt worthy of shining the boots of the men and women on that wall!
Virtually everything he is doing lately (or his regime) has put our men and women in uniform in MORE danger!
I fully expect Obama to be struck by lightening right there at the podium on one of these campaign stops.
ah yes- the past three years this POS was nowhere to be found in DC on Memorial Day as he was to busy partying it up in Chitcago...now its an election year and guess what??
If he sits on a bike and cracks the throttle to make noise, he will make Mike Dukakis look like a tank commander and the Fonz did jump a shark.
We could have a photo fopaw moment that even Biden couldn't do, let him roll with it....
Ill stop there. I dont need any knocks on my door for saying how I truly feel...
Obama has no soul, he has absolutely no conscience. He is totally corrupt! The man is evil.
” ah yes- the past three years this POS was nowhere to be found in DC on Memorial Day as he was to busy partying it up in Chitcago...now its an election year and guess what??”
RE: Memo to: Rolling Thunder
I want to hear your engines roaring during that speech. What a great way to celebrate your 25th anniversary.
I fear Obama will be keeping Rolling Thunder well away from the Viet Nam Memorial and the ceremony in order to spoil Obama’s campaign stop & photo op.
I wonder how many fake veterans they’ll have to hire for this.
BG Burkett and Glenna Whitley, “Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History”
50/50 Jane Fonda shows up.
It won't work. We've all seen the real Zero for the last 4 years.
“Presidents usually speak at the ampitheatre at Arlington on Memorial Day.”
That is absolutely correct. It is not veterans day or a tribute to any one particular war’s dead, it is a memorial day for those who have died defending the Republic. It used to be called decaration day. The fact is now is celebrated on mondays only, cheapens the auspicious of the day IMO.
Meanwhile, this guy whatever he does makes me want to vomit. I despise this man, his personage, his party, his politics, his very being.
(Sorry about the typo.)
For which side?
Well I suppose he has a right to do that. I would NOT invite him to speak. I would not attend any invitation to come listen to him speak—in many ways he is worse than John F.Kerry the other JFK from Mass.For I am not convinced the Revolutionary has ANY allegiance to these United States of America— our written Constitution and Laws— and I most certainly cannot consider him to be a John 3: 3,5 type Christian -he does manifest the Muslim —or the Pagan much more than the Christian.If I were at Wall when Obama came over— I would turn away from the man who has so changed America-but not for the good.
It’s disgusting he’s within 100 miles of the wall.
Nothing so repugnant as this tool, who would rather piss on their graves, using their memorial for his purposes.
we need tp protest this big time.
You mean Obama, Michelle and girls are not going to take a holiday...maybe problems in the family, maybe mom and pops are not on speaking terms...lol
obama is all about ME ME ME
does this guy really believe the military respect him??
I'm sure veterans DON”t
Im guessing......15 minute campaign photo op and a few well scripted words...then he is outta there, and off tot he golf course! (spit)
Probably won't be enough room with the Ayers/Dohrn entourage.
I find the thought of Obama being anywhere near my brothers wall to be disgusting.
That worthless POS and his treasonist tribe are not worthy of their sacrifice.
FUBO and the whore you rode in on. -spit-
Gee, you FASCIST, HATE-AMERICA/MILITARY, Neo-Commie, Phony, Occuyper, where could the American People (and even close friends and family members) have gotten the impression about we returning Nam Vets and caused so many to turn against us, shun us and create untold and long-lasting shame, pain and despair....SIMPLY for having served our Country "Honorably?"
MAY I DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA TO ONE OF YOUR VERY OWN, (now) "respected" and Senior Senators who was a "Self-Admitted" TRAITOR and SINGULALRLY MORE responsible for what we endured than ANY other AMERICAN (or others, including Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, et al, COMBINED) and to this day, has NEVER apologized for the DAMAGE he (INTENTIONALLY visited upon MILLIONS of Vets, SIMPLY to "launch his political career and garner NAME RECOGNITION)....
...and that Bottom-Feeding, Rat Bast-TURD, SNAKE, is none other than JOHN "F-N" KERRY
January 22, 1971. Senate Congressional Testimony in which Kerry LIED and related FABRICATED tales of ATTROCITIES and "WAR CRIMES" of other "so called" Vietnam Vets, which it was later learned, most had NEVER served in Nam and many had NEVER even served in the military:
KERRY: "THEY TOLD THE STORIES AT TIMES THEY HAD PERSONALLY RAPED, CUT OFF EARS, CUT OFF HEADS, TAPED WIRES FROM PORTABLE TELEPHONES TO HUMAN GENITALS AND TURNED UP THE POWER, CUT OFF LIMBS, BLOWN UP BODIES, RANDOMLY SHOT AT CIVILIANS, RAZED VILLAGES IN FASHION REMINISCENT OF GENGHIS KHAN, SHOT CATTLE AND DOGS FOR FUN, POISONED FOOD STOCKS, AND GENERALLY RAVAGED THE COUNTRYSIDE OF SOUTH VIETNAM IN ADDITION TO THE NORMAL RAVAGE OF WAR, AND THE NORMAL AND VERY PARTICULAR RAVAGING WHICH IS DONE BY THE APPLIED BOMBING POWER OF THIS COUNTRY.
How dare he.
Despicable beyond measure, the hypocracy knows no limits.
Biden to troop tribute 5/25/12 6:36 AM
Vice President Biden will deliver remarks to families of fallen military service personnel in Arlington, Va. President Obama has NO public appearances.
I am a Viet Nam era vet and I also spent 13 months in country as an OIF vet and seeing this ________ “you fill in the blank” speak at a monument honoring our fallen heros is beyond sorrow and disgust.
Pathetic that this muslim coward would have anything to say to our loyal soldiers. They should spit on him.
Besides, it was a very, very small number of Americans who spit on them, and for this POS to suggest that the rest of us did that is disgusting. This guy is garbage.
I believe Rolling Thunder is Sunday.
The Muslim President will be there Monday.
words fail me.
or maybe get me banned and/or “interviewed”
Obama and Biden will spend Memorial Day at Arlington and the Wall:
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release May 25, 2012
FACT SHEET: Memorial Day and Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War 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. On Friday, the Vice President and Dr. Biden attended an event to honor the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp.
“But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.”
Most understand this,some have not a clue.
Maybe some of the deceased vets will reach out from the wall and grab him. Or call in an airstrike.
Im not sure. The linked photo shows his relflection clearly adorning the Memorial - Obama-halo and all!
See @whitehouse on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/207252818627792898/photo/1
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