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Old 02-07-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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This must be some of the "change" we have been hearing about.

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> Obama Became the First President to Skip an Inaugural Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients-Truth!
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> Summary of the eRumor:
> A forwarded email saying that newly elected President Barack Obama snubbed our nation's heroes by being the first President to skip the inaugural ball honoring Medal Of Honor recipients.
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> The Truth:
> There are many balls and galas all throughout the Washington DC area held to celebrate presidential inaugurations.
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> The tradition of the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball began in 1953 when President Dwight Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States of America. This ball recognizes recipients of the Medal of Honor, our nation's highest military award. This is the first time since its inception that a President has skipped this event.
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> Obama Snubs Nation's Heroes, Becomes the First President
> to Skip Ball Honoring Medal of Honor Recipients in Over 50 Years
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> Submitted by Julie on January 21, 2009 - 10:13pm.
> 2008 News Politics U.S. Government U.S. Politics World Politics
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> 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."
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> The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball was begun in 1953 for President 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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
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> It was the party without all of the celebrities that Obama
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> skipped. The very people who he sought to have support
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> him during his candidacy and campaign, who have fought
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> to protect this country, were snubbed in favor of publicity
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> and the opportunity to rub shoulders - yet again - with the
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> out-of-touch Hollywood elite!
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> SHAME ON YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA. THESE BRAVE MEN CAME TO RESPECT YOU, YET
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> 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.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:04 AM   #2
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