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by Sharon Rondeau

Arlington National Cemetery occupies 624 acres and was the former estate of Gen. Robert E. Lee's wife, Mary Anna.

(May 29, 2010) — Obama will not visit Arlington National Cemetery this Memorial Day as presidents traditionally have each year.  Instead, he will visit the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL, perhaps to coincide with his five-day vacation in Chicago.

A flyover which was to take place as part of a military-honoring event was canceled by the Secret Service because of Obama’s vacation.  The flyover was to have performed the Missing Man formation in honor of POWs and MIAs from the Vietnam War.

There have been other instances in which presidents did not attend the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington on Memorial Day.

The Washington Post says that Obama’s decision comes at a “sensitive moment” and describes Obama’s relationship with the military as “mixed.”  Obama recently fired Admiral Dennis C. Blair from his position as National Intelligence Director.  Blair had apparently been forbidden to speak with the press and had written a letter to Obama explaining his side of the story which was “blocked by the White House staff before it reached” Obama.  CBS News contends that Blair’s firing was leaked before his resignation was received or acknowledged.  An ABC report appears to confirm it.

Blair had been appointed early in 2009 and, according to some reports, occupied a “nebulous” position for which “clarity can only come from the president.”  Blair had been a four-star Navy admiral before being selected to coordinate the 16 agencies comprising the U.S. intelligence community.  On Blair’s resignation/firing, Obama reportedly mentioned Blair’s “remarkable record of service,” but another report stated that Blair’s departure came “after months of friction and repeated duels with White House officials.”

Also according to ABC, John Brennan is favored to replace Blair, even though after the presidential election, Brennan had been reportedly considered a top choice but had withdrawn from the running after “mounting criticism over his role in Bush-era intelligence abuses.”

Obama attended Arlington last year on Memorial Day, but one website depicts him failing to salute the flag in situations where it is clear that others are doing so.  He reportedly saluted when the Russian national anthem was played during his visit there in 2008.  A video confirming one of the aforementioned photos showing Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico and former Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton saluting can be viewed here.  The same report quotes an Obama spokesperson in 2007 when asked whether or not Obama saluted the flag as saying, “Sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn’t [put his hand on his heart]. In no way was he making any sort of statement, and any suggestion to the contrary is ridiculous.”

However, flag etiquette states that “To salute, all persons come to attention. Those in uniform give the appropriate formal salute. Citizens not in uniform salute by placing their right hand over the heart and men with head cover should remove it and hold it to left shoulder, hand over the heart. Members of organizations in formation salute upon command of the person in charge.”

Regarding the national anthem, the etiquette is “When the national anthem is played or sung, citizens should stand at attention and salute at the first note and hold the salute through the last note. The salute is directed to the flag, if displayed, otherwise to the music.”

Obama occupies the White House without any proof of eligibility, will not properly salute the flag or stand at attention during the national anthem, and spent his formative years in a foreign country.  The state he claims as his birthplace has refused to release any of his purported birth records, instead publishing a web page to address “frequently asked questions” about Obama’s information.

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  1. So, how is Obama spending this Memorial Day weekend? Atlas has the scoop first…again. (If you need confirmation of Gellar’s story from a “major” news media outlet, scan the comments following the story at her Atlas site for links to those following suit after she scooped them…again.)

    ATLAS EXCLUSIVE: President Obama Skips Arlington for Chicago BBQ — Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam Thugs Skirmish with Secret Service and Press pool

    Mrs. Rondeau replies: We will definitely look into this story. However, we do not call Obama “president” here. I’m wondering why so many websites insist on referring to him as the “president” when he is clearly a usurper.

    1. I know you don’t, Mrs Rondeau. But it wouldn’t be cool for me to change Gellar’s blog post title when I shared it here. As for “why,” you’d have to ask them because I don’t know.
      Mrs. Rondeau replies: Understood. I just wonder why so many of them continue to do it when at the same time, they cast doubt on his eligibility.

    2. Heck that’s all right – he didn’t even know what the day represented as he showed in his recent speech.

      Not only does he not know there are 50 states instead of 57, the guy even thinks Memirial Day (aka Decoration Day) is instead Veteran’s Day (aka Armistice Day). What a fool.

      The man is TRULY a national embarrassment since as well he has never shown himself to be eligible to hold the office he now occupies.

  2. Obama is not a natural born citizen, and as such, he is a usurper of the Office of President and Commander in Chief of our Armed Forces. Biden is many things, but he is at least a natural born citizen.

  3. Hear Hear, Stock! Although not enacted law, Senate Resolution 511 is indeed prima facie evidence that Obama is INELIGIBLE to serve as POTUS. Bravo and God Speed LTC Lakin!

    God Bless America
    God Bless Our Troops

  4. One Big A** Mistake America… Only those not drinking Obama-naide see the un-naturally born, non-patriot, Muslim-loving, American & Jew hater, anti-military, communist, socialist lying individual that he is. The MSM put the usurper in office and refuses to come clean and OUT him for the fraud on the Republic he has become.

    Thanks to websites like this keeping the pressure on him, one day the truth will surface so America can start the healing process.

  5. Everyone here is so 100% correct! And I concur with all.
    However the top military brass are all part of the Bilderbergers, CFR and tril comm and the rest of these unAmerican organizations created to rob and steal from us, launder our money and sit on their thrones all the while counting who has the most power.

    Until we dismantle all of these groups we will never take back our country.

  6. My guess is that there’s too many ‘Crosses’ (& American flags) in the cemetery for Obama’s liking. Satan hates the cross because it defeated him. The flag is a symbol of our great nation, which Obama also hates. Our fallen soldiers are, and stood for, everything, I mean EVERYTHING that Obama is NOT & does NOT. Just my opinion.

  7. So what else is new ? The s.o.b. hates America and loves anyone who hates it more ! We need a very large gallo and a lot of rope . The time is near where the likes of Pelosi Reed Dodd Rangle Clintons ( both ) Gore and many others , need to be publcly hung ! The example for all whom follow in the name of public service . They have totally forgotten they work for us , what we stand for and how the hell we have got here . We used to be and can be once again “the greatest nation in the world” . But , we the people have to show that we will not settle for less . But our vote and the choices in what we buy and what we do each and every day . We must begin today to not tolerate illegal immigrants , “gay rights” , the race cry everytime someone feels wronged , the aclu and their propogand . We need prayer , the pledge of allegiance and discipline back in our schools and homes . FAMILY does matter and it needs to come back to our great land the way it was a meer 30 years ago . Maybe blue law needs to reign again ?

    God help us folks . Pray

  8. The Obomination of Desolation, standing where he ought not, is not only a dishonor to those brave souls who have died for our very freedom, but he dishonors every living soul in America right now, because his modus operandi is satanical, he is the devil’s seed, and certainly “not of God”. How far towards hell must we travel, before we see the light ??? Simply stated, he is an immature, Moslem, drug addict, usurping, lying, thief, and a very bad joke – on us. WAKE UP MILITARY, WAKE UP JUDGES, WAKE UP REPUBLICANS, WAKE UP AMERICA.

  9. How much disrespect does it take! You would think that more members of the military would take notice and object to their Orders as LTC Lakin has done to force the eligibility issue to finally be resolved. There appears to be a clear failure of leadership in that regard. There does not need to be any “proof” of eligibility. Senate Resolution 511 which resulted from an investigation of John McCain’s eligibility and which was initiated by Democrats (4-30-08) states that “the Constitution of the United States requires that to be eligible for the Office of President a person must be a natural born citizen”, and further states that, a “natural born citizen” is “born to American citizens”. Obama does not qualify under the very standard as set by the Senate. As this “prima facia” case is established it is up to Obama to prove otherwise. It will take the courage of a “leader” who will stand up for the Constitution before “political correctness” or “political pressure” to change the course of our Nation from the path toward Socialism and the disembowelment of the Constitution. With every day that goes by and Obama and the Socialists get away with it-we may as well be watching an hour glass as the grains of sand of our Nation slip away.
    Let’s just go watch some sports or reality TV-opiate of the masses I guess-it has worked-put those poppy seed growers out of business huh!