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President Barack Obama has ordered that flags at the White House and other federal buildings will be flown at half staff until Veterans Day in recognition of the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas. 

“This is a modest tribute to those who lost their lives even as many were preparing to risk their lives for their country,” he said at the White House.

“It’s also a recognition of the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect our safety and uphold our values.” http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/11/06/obama-orders-flags-lowered-to-honor-fort-hood-victims/

The last time flags flew at half mast was when President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation ordering that U.S. flags around the world fly at half-mast in honor of Sen. Edward Kennedy http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/26/politics/main5267084.shtml

President Obama said, “Our nation’s thoughts and prayers are with the service members, civilians, and families affected by the tragic events at Fort Hood, Texas.   The brave victims, who risked their lives to protect their fellow countrymen, serve as a constant source of strength and inspiration to all Americans. We ask God to watch over the fallen, the wounded, and all those who are suffering at this difficult hour.”http://startelegram.typepad.com/politex/2009/11/president-obama-orders-us-flags-at-halfstaff-for-fort-hood-victims.html

President Obama also took the first two minutes of his speech to give props to his personnel, not the dead military.  Thankfully, he thanked God and not Allah in the end.

Updated-Obama’s Veterans Day Confusion. https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/obama-veterans-day-confusion/

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Late as usual, we all made it dressed in red, white and blue to our little podunk parade.  One of our elected officials also flies C-130’s, so we got a treat of a fly by at maybe 1500 feet overhead.  AWESOME.

Just one of thousand’s of parades, but the best part comes at the conclusion. The flag raising, playing of the National Anthem, and the 21 gun salute which sounded more like cap guns still all convince me that there is no greater country than America and how much a privilege it is to live here to be able to attend even a hokey ceremony.

The village mayor and a local Reverend did the speeches honoring all who have served and both reminded us that Memorial Day is about remembrance.  President Obama in another major gaffe had this to say- “On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.”  Dead people in the crowd, huh? 

Noting that Memorial Day is not Veteran’s Day – http://politicalderby.com/2009/05/25/obama-needs-to-google-memorial-day/ had this to say, “Hey, weren’t you the one that was considering a plan to make veterans pay for their medical treatment?  At any rate, I find it disheartening that he would lump us all in the category of ‘not paying respect to veterans’ to cover up his own shortcomings in that department. Newsflash Obama-wan: There are many of us who hold the utmost respect for those who have worn the uniform, served, and given his life for the cause of freedom. Many of us already celebrate Memorial Day (not Veteran’s Day) by honoring the brave men and women who have died to protect our freedoms and liberties. And there are many of us who would rather spend federal money on our military than converter boxes for digital television.”

“We at American Grand Jury are still asking the presumed president to stand up, become a man and quit hiding. Before you Mr. Obama are the charges of Eligibility and Treason. You speak of honor and integrity to the our fighting men yet you hide the truth from them as no president has ever done before.” http://www.oilforimmigration.org/facts/?p=1886

Our flags are flying, the pool is open, beers are cold, hot dogs ready, pasta salad made.  I wonder if the Obama’s will be eating Kobe beef burgers, maybe lobsters from Boston?  Salad from the thousand dollar organic White House Garden?

Americans are to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.  I wonder if  Janet Napolitano is worried about all those military extremists on this most special of days.

God Bless America.  Don’t get drunk and drive.

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