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Obama Hosts Troops at White House for The Fourth

Obama will open up the South Lawn July 4th for a barbecue with the troops. He’ll make a speech and probably mingle, and then likely watch the fireworks from the Truman Balcony. A nice gesture toward those who are sacrificing so much for us.

From the White House:

On Monday, the First Family will celebrate the Fourth of July by hosting military heroes and their families for an Independence Day celebration with a barbeque, concert and a view of fireworks on the South Lawn. Staff and their families from throughout the Administration will also attend this event for the concert and fireworks viewing. The President will deliver remarks. His remarks will be pooled press.  The event will be streamed live on


10 Responses to Obama Hosts Troops at White House for The Fourth

  1. Troops, an interesting description. Troops from where, what post, what rank and how are they chosen for this honor? Is this “honor” mandatory or voluntary and are they bussed in or do they drive themselves?
    How far away from the WhiteHouse are the fireworks detonated?
    Are the troops and their families vetted and searched before they’re allowed on the WH lawn?

    So many questions.

    • Take it from an old military brat, the only “troops” invited will more than likely be Pentagon officials and their families.

      • Maybe a few from Walter Reed or Bethesda so he can get political milage out of it. They think we arent watching….they think it will play well in Peoria.

  2. Keith, I agree it is a nice gesture. I’m so skeptical of the sincerity of anything BHO does and how it is to be consumed by us.

    I’m shocked that there isn’t any word that there was a trip to the golf course. The holiday weekend isn’t over though. Who cleans his clubs? He just may need a czar for that!

  3. He’ll milk it media-wise. Military folks will be the backdrop / props to his agenda. I do not trust him. He has caused the mistrust.

  4. More photo ops and then golf. Sorry this man has shown no interest in our
    brave men and women fighting except for his own gain. Corpsmen really?