Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Commander In Chief Blows Off Medal of Honor Recipents, First Time in 56 Years

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President Obama became the first Chief Executive ever (56 years) to skip the “Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball”.

The American Legion sponsors the ball, which recognizes recipients of Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first inauguration.

Event co-sponsors include 13 other veterans service organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Mr. Obama did attend the "Commander in Chief’s Ball " where the First Lady danced with Marine Sergeant Elidio Guillen of Madera, California while the President had as a dance partner Army Sergeant Margaret H. Herrera of San Antonio, Texas)

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