Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Memorial Day Plans?

It has been a tradition of the president of The United States to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Apparently, Barack Obama has decided that he is going to go to Chicago’s Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery instead. It appears that a lot of people are up in arms over the decision.

Glenn Beck said on his radio show:
"I have no problem with the man taking a vacation. But I am sick and tired -- sick and tired -- of people believing the lie that this administration has respect for the police or has respect for the soldiers of our country. I'm tired of it." Source

I can kind of see how the steadfast tradition minded right winger would be a little appalled, but let’s be real. He is still celebrating and recognizing all that those who have served have done for this nation. In addition, he is doing it at an historic landmark, the same landmark named after one of the most influential men in our country’s history. It’s not like he is completely ignoring the holiday. I do not think that you can take from this action that he has no respect for our country's soldiers. Maybe if he sent our soldiers to fight in the desert for causes that were ultimately not worth their lives in wars that we couldn't win then I may have to agree. Is he wrong?

1 comment:

  1. No he is not wrong. Where is the scrutiny of George HW and Reagan? They both skipped the wreath ceremony.