Perhaps he skipped the day at school when kids were taught the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day (oh wait; this stuff isn’t taught anymore). Or he wants to outdo his VP in foot-in-mouth blunders. Saturday, during his weekly radio address, President Obama urged people to honor veterans by sending a letter or care package to troops overseas and volunteering at health clinics or taking supplies to a homeless veterans center. He said it could also mean something as simple as saying “thank you” to a veteran walking by on the street.

That’s nice and all; but I think you’ve got your holidays confused. This is Memorial Day, not Veteran’s Day. Did you not get the memo?

Would someone please tell Barack Obama the difference between the two?

He also had this to say:

We have a responsibility to serve all of them as well as they serve all of us. And yet, all too often in recent years and decades, we, as a nation, have failed to live up to that responsibility. We have failed to give them the support they need or pay them the respect they deserve.

Hey, weren’t you the one that was considering a plan to make veterans pay for their medical treatment? At any rate, I find it disheartening that he would lump us all in the category of ‘not paying respect to veterans’ to cover up his own shortcomings in that department. Newsflash Obama-wan: There are many of us who hold the utmost respect for those who have worn the uniform, served, and given his life for the cause of freedom. Many of us already celebrate Memorial Day (not Veteran’s Day) by honoring the brave men and women who have died to protect our freedoms and liberties. And there are many of us who would rather spend federal money on our military than converter boxes for digital television.

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