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Obama to Speak at Vietnam Wall on Memorial Day
Stars and Stripes ^ | Thursday, May 17, 2012 | Leo Shane III

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 he’ll speak at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Memorial Day, as part of the Defense Department’s 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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: memorialday; obama; rollingthunder; vietnam; vietnamwall

1 posted on 05/25/2012 9:09:52 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

He should only speak at Marxist rallies - elsewhere.


2 posted on 05/25/2012 9:14:37 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: onedoug

Reparations for Vietnam veterans.


3 posted on 05/25/2012 9:15:33 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: kristinn

Words fail me.

Not really, but I can not say what I am thinking.


4 posted on 05/25/2012 9:16:30 AM PDT by 11Bush
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To: kristinn

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?


5 posted on 05/25/2012 9:17:45 AM PDT by CedarDave (Romney: Dresses and looks like a '50's character from "Mad Men" but no one's buying his shtick.)
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To: kristinn
Mr. Obama is a real tool. ANYTHING, ANYTHING to get re-elected.

Presidents usually speak at the ampitheatre at Arlington on Memorial Day. Even Bubba did.

6 posted on 05/25/2012 9:19:57 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: kristinn

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


7 posted on 05/25/2012 9:21:13 AM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: kristinn

Memo to: Rolling Thunder

I want to hear your engines roaring during that speech. What a great way to celebrate your 25th anniversary.


8 posted on 05/25/2012 9:21:16 AM PDT by VMI70
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To: kristinn

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.....


9 posted on 05/25/2012 9:23:24 AM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: kristinn

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.


10 posted on 05/25/2012 9:24:35 AM PDT by geege
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To: Breto

Feigning to admire the military. Is there nothing he won’t do, to get reelected?


11 posted on 05/25/2012 9:26:10 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: kristinn

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...


12 posted on 05/25/2012 9:26:19 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Breto
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.....

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.

13 posted on 05/25/2012 9:28:09 AM PDT by CedarDave
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To: kristinn

Obama is not welcome on the hallowed ground that is the Vietnam Wall.


14 posted on 05/25/2012 9:28:34 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End the racist, anti-capitalist Obama War On Freedom.)
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To: Breto; VMI70

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!


15 posted on 05/25/2012 9:28:50 AM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Baynative; B4Ranch; unkus

ping


16 posted on 05/25/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: kristinn

I fully expect Obama to be struck by lightening right there at the podium on one of these campaign stops.


17 posted on 05/25/2012 9:30:31 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: kristinn
Obama to Speak Campaign at Vietnam Wall on Memorial Day

Fixed.

18 posted on 05/25/2012 9:31:45 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: kristinn; All

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??


19 posted on 05/25/2012 9:35:08 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: kristinn
I am not a bike guy, but he is trying to do what Sarah did.

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....

20 posted on 05/25/2012 9:35:18 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: JDoutrider
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...

Obama has no soul, he has absolutely no conscience. He is totally corrupt! The man is evil.

21 posted on 05/25/2012 9:36:41 AM PDT by Perseverando (Keywords are our friends ! Let's use them.)
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To: God luvs America

” 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??”

Nuff said


22 posted on 05/25/2012 9:38:46 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: VMI70

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.


23 posted on 05/25/2012 9:42:37 AM PDT by Perseverando (Keywords are our friends ! Let's use them.)
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

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.


24 posted on 05/25/2012 9:44:42 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Brownie63
The commie RATbastard is trying desperately to actually act like an American now. ("act" being the operative word)

It won't work. We've all seen the real Zero for the last 4 years.

25 posted on 05/25/2012 9:47:25 AM PDT by Zman516
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To: RexBeach

“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.


26 posted on 05/25/2012 9:48:08 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Perseverando
I fear Obama will be keeping Rolling Thunder well away from the Viet Nam Memorial and the ceremony in order NOT to spoil Obama’s campaign stop & photo op.

(Sorry about the typo.)

27 posted on 05/25/2012 9:48:52 AM PDT by Perseverando (Keywords are our friends ! Let's use them.)
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To: Perseverando

For which side?


28 posted on 05/25/2012 9:50:32 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: F15Eagle

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.


29 posted on 05/25/2012 9:51:53 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: kristinn

It’s disgusting he’s within 100 miles of the wall.


30 posted on 05/25/2012 9:52:36 AM PDT by bgill
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To: kristinn

Nothing so repugnant as this tool, who would rather piss on their graves, using their memorial for his purposes.


31 posted on 05/25/2012 9:52:36 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: trebb

we need tp protest this big time.


32 posted on 05/25/2012 10:08:47 AM PDT by Craftmore
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To: trebb
SAY WHAT...

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

33 posted on 05/25/2012 10:08:47 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: haircutter

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)


34 posted on 05/25/2012 10:11:17 AM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: CedarDave
"I wonder if he will have traitor John Kerry by his side?"

Probably won't be enough room with the Ayers/Dohrn entourage.

35 posted on 05/25/2012 10:14:28 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: kristinn

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-


36 posted on 05/25/2012 10:19:05 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: kristinn
“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.

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

KerrySenate

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.

37 posted on 05/25/2012 10:31:36 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: kristinn

How dare he.

Despicable beyond measure, the hypocracy knows no limits.


38 posted on 05/25/2012 10:33:07 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: kristinn

This today

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.

http://www.politico.com/politico44/whiteboard/2012/5/Biden_to_troop_tribute.html#.T7_C_PXQD-0.twitter

via @POLITICO


39 posted on 05/25/2012 10:38:30 AM PDT by VRWCTexan
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To: kristinn

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.


40 posted on 05/25/2012 10:56:02 AM PDT by jesseam
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To: kristinn

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.


41 posted on 05/25/2012 11:04:45 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: VMI70

I believe Rolling Thunder is Sunday.

The Muslim President will be there Monday.


42 posted on 05/25/2012 11:15:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: MagUSNRET

.........

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words fail me.

or maybe get me banned and/or “interviewed”


43 posted on 05/25/2012 11:21:49 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((238 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: VRWCTexan
Right, Biden's speech is taking place today, Friday.

Obama and Biden will spend Memorial Day at Arlington and the Wall:

The White House

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.

SNIP

44 posted on 05/25/2012 11:23:15 AM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: BuffaloJack

“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.”

A L

Most understand this,some have not a clue.


45 posted on 05/25/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: kristinn

Maybe some of the deceased vets will reach out from the wall and grab him. Or call in an airstrike.


46 posted on 05/25/2012 11:38:13 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: DonkeyBonker

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


47 posted on 05/28/2012 5:19:00 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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