Since its inception in 1953, every new president has attended The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball – until now.
The ball was created for President Dwight Eisenhower's inauguration to honor recipients of the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award. The event is sponsored by the American Legion and co-sponsored by 13 other veteran's service organizations, including the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
And while 48 of the nation's 99 living recipients of the Medal of Honor attended the event, reports the Cleveland Leader and various self-attested attendees of the ball, newly sworn-in President Barack HUSSEIN Obama (aka Little Barry Soetoro and The Boy Wonder) became the first president in 56 years to skip out on the ceremony.
This does not surprise me. BHO has no respect or an appreciation for the military. After all, how could he? He never had the GUTS, DESIRE or BALLS to put on a uniform, pick up a weapon and defend this country. How on God's Green Earth can he ever be expected to give orders to the military with his limp-wrist?
"In peace prepare for war, in war prepare for peace. The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence under no circumstances can it be neglected. - Sun Tzu, Chinese General and Author, circa 500 BC.