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Obama Snubs Nation's Heroes, Becomes the First President to Skip Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in Over 50 Years By Julie Created 01/21/2009 - 10:13pm Barack Obama may have stumbled over hi…

Obama Snubs Nation's Heroes, Becomes the First President to Skip Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in Over 50 Years
By Julie
Created 01/21/2009 - 10:13pm

Barack Obama may have stumbled over his words briefly during his inauguration, but he made an even bigger blunder later Tuesday evening. The newly sworn-in President opted not to appear [1] at what should have been one of the most important Balls on his agenda that evening - The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball.

The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball was begun in 1953 for President Dwight Eisenhower's inauguration. The event recognized recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. There were 48 Medal of Honor recipients in attendance, who were undoubtedly disappointed by the Commander-in-Chief's failure to show. Over the past 56 years and 14 inaugurations, no President has skipped this event - until now.

The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball is sponsored by the American Legion, and co-sponsored by 13 other veteran's service organizations, including those such as the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

Instead of attending this ball honoring our nation's heroes, Obama was busy making stops at 10 other official balls. Obama and his wife's first stop was at the Neighborhood Ball. From there they went to the Home State Ball for Illinois and Hawaii, the Commander-in-Chief Ball, the Youth Inaugural Ball, and the Home State Ball for Delaware and Pennsylvania. They finished off the night with brief appearances at the Mid-Atlantic, Western, Midwest, Eastern, and Southern regional Balls.

Source and Read more here: http://www.clevelandleader.com/print/8627

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Comment by John (Blue Eagle) Maddalena on February 1, 2009 at 8:43am
Well sorry about the pic, I emailed one to Tim and Bill, they know what I mean. I guess there is some kind of freedom of speech thing going on, just couldn't load it for some reason.
Comment by John (Blue Eagle) Maddalena on February 1, 2009 at 8:33am
Yea here we go, breake out the Vasaline and the barrel. I hear the Navy's not going to get their 55 Tri- hull ships, that they desperatly need to replace ageing ships with over 20 years service. I have but one other thing to say, " We tried to tell'm, but as you know, some folks can't see the forest for the trees. Check-out my newest favorite pic, what do you think?
Comment by Tim Gulliford on January 31, 2009 at 5:11pm
Yep read that one as well. Here is another "change" coming, obama told the Pentagon to cut 10% of the military budget. Say goodbye to some weapon systems like possibly any future F22 Raptors.
Comment by Douglas Karr on January 31, 2009 at 3:18pm
I guess that's what he meant by "Change", Tim! Here's a follow-up article.

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