Subject: Medal of Honor Recipients Snubbed by Commander in
Chief 1st time in 50 years


Obama Snubs Nation's Heroes, Becomes the First President
to Skip Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in Over 50 Years

Submitted by Julie on January 21, 2009 - 10:13pm.

2008 News Politics U.S. Government U.S.
Politics World Politics

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 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 forPresident 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 new 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.

Celebrities were a plenty at the balls, with Stevie Wonder,
Shakira, Mary, J.

Blige, Faith Hill, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, will. i.
am, Sting,
Mariah Carey, and Leonardo DiCaprio in attendance at the Neighborhood Ball.

In
addition, the other nine balls also featured a star-studded lineup including Kanye
West and Kid Rock at the Youth Ball, Marc Anthony at the Western Ball, and Cheryl
Crow at the Western Ball.

It was the party without all of the celebrities that Obama
skipped.

The very people who he sought to have support
him during his candidacy and campaign, who have fought to protect this country, were snubbed in favor of publicity
and the opportunity to rub shoulders - yet again - with the
out-of-touch Hollywood elite!

SHAME ON YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA. THESE BRAVE MEN CAME TO RESPECT YOU, YET YOUR BLATANT FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE THEM SENDS THEM AND ALL WHO HAVE FOUGHT TO DEFEND THIS NATION, THE WRONG MESSAGE. MAKE NO EXCUSES MR.

PRESIDENT - WE NOW KNOW WHERE VETERANS STAND UNDER YOUR WATCH!

This message needs to be sent around the world 100 times and
personally to President Obama on a regular basis.

Will you assist in getting that done? Don't add or detract anything to or from this, and also be
RESPECTFUL, no matter how you feel about it!