Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Obama Speaks at Lincoln National Cemetery on Memorial Day

Listen people, I'm talking to you, the ones who believe Glenn Beck or some other erroneous blogger that says the president of the U.S., our POTUS, is going to blow off Memorial Day (the rest of you read the bottom half of the blog).
Think about that.
You done?
Obama is the Commander in Chief. He cares about the troops. He's shown nothing but respect and admiration for the troops. His administration has been revamping the Veterans Administration, under Eric Shinseki. Michelle Obama has made military families a priority. Just search this blog for "michelle Obama."
Don't fall prey to other people's agendas. Don't be manipulated. Stop wasting your time chasing nonsense. It makes our society worse. Let's elevate the conversation, shall we?
It's frustrating because I see one Obama conspiracy a week. It's maddening.
Obama will speak at the Lincoln National Cemetery on Memorial Day at 12:45 pm eastern. Live stream at CBSNEWS. Live audio stream. It's not a second rate cemetery. It is a place where veterans are buried. It has a rich history, given its namesake.
The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery lies in the northwestern area of the former Joliet Army Ammunition Plant, approximately 50 miles south of Chicago. Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery is named after the 16th President of the United States and founder of the National Cemeteries. In the midst of the Civil War, on July 17, 1862 President Lincoln's signature enacted the law authorizing the establishment of national cemeteries "... for the soldiers who die in the service of the country." During the Civil War there were 14 national cemeteries opened pursuant of this legislation. President Lincoln's legacy is especially important to the people of Illinois, where he worked and lived. Lincoln is remembered for his successful law practice and elected service as a resident of Illinois. He served as an Illinois State Assemblyman and an Illinois Representative during the 13th Congress, prior to his election as 16th President of the United States. He is buried in the Oak Ridge Cemetery near the State Capital in Springfield, Illinois, where many additional sites of historical interest are located. NLC