President Obama & First Lady Michelle Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

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16 Responses to President Obama & First Lady Michelle Honor Veterans on Memorial Day

    • To the jealous impotent wuss who wrote that nasty message

      Look at this LOVELY picture of my Potus & Flotus!
      Hater take note… 4 more years! Now let that sink in a bit. It’s not your White House, it’s the PEOPLE’s house! President Obama WON & he has my vote on lock for re-election & it’s not a d*mn thing you can do about it. How does it feel to be irrelevant? You DON’T matter anymore! So take your..”I want my country back” & “my White House” and kiss my black ass!

  1. Michelle Obama Visits Troops at Walter Reed

    ABC News’ Ann Compton reports: First lady Michelle Obama made an unannounced stop at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center this afternoon to visit wounded troops.

    “The first lady is visiting privately with wounded warriors and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This is her third visit to Walter Reed and part of her ongoing private meetings and visits with wounded warriors and their families around the country,” an administration official said.

    Mrs. Obama last went to Walter Reed in August.

    Earlier today, President Obama and the first lady met with families of troops lost in combat and then took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery.

  2. President Obama Tours Arlington National Cemetery’s ‘Section 60’

    ABC News’ Avery Miller and Ann Compton report: Saying “this day is about you,” President Obama paid tribute to America’s fallen soldiers and participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington Cemetery.

    In his speech, the president told a story about two roommates at the Naval Academy, Travis Manion and Brendan Looney, who were both deployed after graduation. Travis was killed by a sniper in Iraq in 2009. Three years later, Brendan died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

    “Heartbroken, yet filled with pride, the Manions and the Looneys knew only one way to honor their sons’ friendship,” the president said. “They moved Travis from his cemetery in Pennsylvania and buried them side by side here at Arlington.

    “‘Warriors for freedom,’ reads the epitaph written by Travis’s father. ‘Brothers forever.’”

    Obama also quoted a letter written to him by Army veteran Paul Tarbox who mentioned he had seen a photo of the president walking amidst the marble headstones in “Section 60” in 2009. He wanted the president to know about a special friend of his and a brave warrior — Staff Sgt. Joe Phaneuf — who was buried under one of those headstones.

    “Joe, he [Paul] told me, was a friend of his, one of the best men he’d ever known, the kind of guy who could have the entire barracks in laughter, who was always there to lend a hand, from being a volunteer coach to helping build a playground,” the president said. “It was a moving letter, and Paul closed it with a few words about the hallowed cemetery where we are gathered here today.

    “He wrote, ‘The venerable warriors that slumber there knew full well the risks that are associated with military service, and felt pride in defending our democracy. The true lesson of Arlington,’ he continued, ‘is that each headstone is that of a patriot. Each headstone shares a story. Thank you for letting me share with you [the story] about my friend Joe.’”

    “Section 60” is the part of Arlington Cemetery where mostly soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan, who have died since Sept. 11, 2001, are buried.

    • Ametia says:

      President Obama is the GREATEST POTUS EVER, and he’s got at least 5 good years left. LOL

      • Yes indeed! I’d like to know how many times did Bush or Cheney visit “Walter Reed Hospital” or “Section 60” in their 8 years in office?

      • Ametia says:

        I find it interesting that the righwing sites post our link to these moving photos of tributes to our veterans and military families and they spew hateful rhetoric about America’s Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Hussein Obama.

        I hope they’re having nightmares every damn night! BWA HA HA HA Don’t hate the player, bitches, HATE THE GAME!

  3. The haters are coming apart at the seems from seeing this image of our President and First Lady. Well, they can bite me!

    You rock, Mr President!

  4. Ametia says:

    Thank you for the photo gallery, SG2. The photos tell the story of our fallen and our loved ones legacy in our lives.

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