Obama to Skip Wreath Laying Ceremony at Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington but will be back in time to honor Paul McCartney

President Obama went to Arlington Cemetery to lay the wreath last year, but this year Obama’s handing the wreath to Plugs and heading off to the more welcoming political climes of Chicago:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to spend a long holiday weekend in Chicago.
The White House says Obama and his family will travel to their hometown on Thursday and stay through the weekend. It will be their first trip back home since a visit for Valentine’s Day weekend in February 2009.
On Monday, Obama is scheduled to participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill.
In Obama’s absence, Vice President Joe Biden will participate in the customary wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington.

Obama will however make it back to Washington in time next week to honor Paul McCartney, who has sacrificed so much for the freedoms we enjoy.
Boy, I’m starting to think that West Point speech wasn’t from the heart.
via Michelle Malkin » AP: Obama to Skip Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington on Monday.
Note:  according to West Wing Report President Obama was not the first to Skip the Wreath Laying Ceremony at Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington.  President Reagan missed in 1983 while in Williamsburg, VA and George HW Bush Missed in 1992 while he played golf on vacation in Maine.

4 Comments

  1. Reagan attended 4 out of 8 during his term.
    GHWB attended ZERO ceremonies as President. (He did attend in Reagans place as VP though)
    Clinton 8/8, the only modern day prez with a perfect record 🙂
    The Rabid Right….gotta love em.

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