President Obama today will mark Memorial Day in a way that is, well, presidential – meeting with families who have lost loved ones in wars and laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier. Here’s the sched:
9:10 am || Hosts a White House breakfast for “Gold Star” families of those who have been killed in wars since World War II
10:10 am || Announces new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Rose Garden
10:55 am || Lays wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Arlington Cemetery
11:15 am || Participates in Memorial Day Service; Arlington Cemetery
All Times are Eastern.
Here, you may remember, is how he marked it last year – in Elwood, Ill.
He’d tried to squeeze a Chicago vaca in over the weekend and the day turned into a complete fiasco. He ended up addressing a hastily thrown together group of servicemen and women at Andrews Air Force Base that evening.
So kudos, Mr. President, for giving the country a proper way to remember its fallen heroes.
But please don’t go golfing.