Obama Declines Invitation to Attend Memorial Dedication for Disabled Veterans

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September 22, 2014

For some unexplained reason, the president has declined an invitation to attend a dedication ceremony in October for a new memorial honoring American veterans who have been disabled fighting for their country in wars.  According to the Washington Free Beacon, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial (AVDLM) is the first memorial of its kind, and is set to be dedicated during a ceremony on Oct. 5 near the National Mall in downtown Washington, D.C. The memorial’s organizers say “the memorial will serve as a constant reminder of the cost of human conflict.”  The Free Beacon reports “according to a source close to the situation” Obama declined the invitation, making him the first president in recent history not to formally accept a new national memorial. Organizers of the event were caught off guard when informed by the White House of the president’s decision this week and are hoping to receive an explanation from the White House as to why Obama will not be attending the ceremony, according to the source, who is involved with the memorial and was informed of the decision this week. U.S. presidents have historically been on hand during

11 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • defiant1 says:

    The disabled veterans are honorable and to be honored. Obama does not fit with our American treasures. He is a disgrace………

  • David in MA says:

    Just another way to let the Islamic Marxists in the ayatollah’s circle know he is still an obedient muslim…….(I am going to laugh my azz off when the ISIS behead Obama for being queer)

  • I Seigel says:

    Another misleading and completely bogus story. The White House did not DECLINE the invitation. For security reasons, it simply didn’t confirm TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE that the president would attend. For major trips, or speeches such as to the upcoming UN General Assembly, the WH and the Secret Service post the president’s schedule. But for a local event like this (within the DC area), his plans are not publicized in advance. This is SOP for any president and for any WH and Secret Service detail. The Washington Free Beacon is a bogus “news” organization not worthy even to report the weather.

    1. defiant1 says:

      So you are saying the Wash Free Beacon is about as decent as the WaPo? Any paper, just any paper is better than WaPo!

      1. I Seigel says:

        Tell me how you got that out of what I posted?

  • ralph says:

    This is a good thing the veterans will not be dishonored by that dirty crap.

  • disqus_BAvz0LV7zw says:

    What an insult! I think president Obama is not working for our country and not for the American people! Don’t you feel guilty you free loaders who elected him?

    1. mudguy1 says:

      Take the word think out and replace it KNOW. When has he ever though about America.

    2. PStarr says:

      He’s no “president” – he’s an illegal alien usurper p.o.s.

  • Art Hock says:

    No gangsters allowed, only honorable people who have put their life on the line.

  • AmericanIcon says:

    No problem – this is a place that celebrates the honor and sacrifice of Americans. His presence would only bring shame and disgust.

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