Today is Memorial Day - the day we stop to remember the soldiers that fought and died in defense of our freedom. I think it is just plain wrong that Obama didn't go to Arlington National Cemetery and pay tribute as other Presidents have in the past. I guess he got what he deserved when his little speech in Chicago was cancelled because of thunderstorms - someone must have been trying to tell him that they didn't approve of his unpatriotic stance.
I also think it is wrong how ordinary Americans celebrate the holiday. I understand that it is the unofficial start of summer and that people want to have fun, but why can't they just take a moment to stop and remember the soldiers who died so they could enjoy a carefree day. I did an informal poll on my Facebook account and out of over 100 of my friends (all people I have met in person) only a handful even mentioned Memorial Day or anything relating to it. The rest were just worthless, regular posts. That speaks volumes about ordinary Americans and how we view our country, its' history and those that defend our freedoms.