Obama will commemorate Memorial Day in Illinois ceremony
Obama will speak at veterans cemetery; Biden to lay wreath at Arlington National Cemetery.
Looks like you need to bone up on your presidential history there, coRky. Seems that Reagan went to Arlington on four out of eight years. Before Reagan no one went to Arlington - Reagan started the modern routine. H. W. Bush didn't go at all and sent Dan Quayle in his place one year, just like Obama is doing with Biden. And Obama isn't chillin' wi' his homeys. He spoke at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetary (Lincoln was a Republican if that matters to your simple mind).
Gee, you got yourself all worked up over another nothing. Just because Heir Beck ACTS outraged doesn't mean you need to. Poor coRky.
How's that Obama/Sestak investigation coming?
A White House press release states: "On Monday, the President will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois. Also on Monday, the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will host a breakfast for Gold Star Families at the White House. Afterwards, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery." Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is dedicated
as a national cemetery within the VA's National Cemetery Administration. [WhiteHouse.gov, 5/24/10
Previous presidents have honored Memorial Day away from Arlington Cemetery
1983: Reagan attended summit meeting; Defense Department official Thayer laid wreath at Arlington.
Deputy Secretary of Defense W. Paul Thayer laid a wreath at Arlington Cemetery during the Memorial Day ceremony in 1983, according to a May 31, 1983, Washington Post
article (retrieved from the Nexis database). The Associated Press reported that President Reagan attended a "summit meeting in Williamsburg, Va., with leaders of the industrialized democracies."
1992: George H.W. Bush allowed VP Quayle to lay wreath.
In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, according to a May 26, 1992, Boston Globe
article (from Nexis). The Globe
reported that President George H.W. Bush attended a wreath-laying ceremony and made brief remarks at an American Legion hall in Kennebunkport, Maine, where he also played a round of golf.
2002: George W. Bush spoke at commemoration in Normandy.
On May 27, 2002, President George W. Bush spoke
at a Memorial Day commemoration in Normandy, France.
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Looks like you need to brush up somewhat yourself. The only one I have a problem with was Bush Sr doing what he did in 1992.