Lack of Obamas' visit agenda leaves Chicagoans guessing
WASHINGTON -- The news that President Barack Obama and his family will return to Chicago for the Memorial Day weekend has triggered a guessing game.
Where will they dine? What will they do for fun? With the Sox on the road and the Blackhawks skating into the Stanley Cup finals, might the first family ditch its predictable pastimes -- basketball, golf and tennis -- and go to the United Center for hockey?
According to a White House official, the Obamas will arrive Thursday and stay until Monday, when Obama will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. The veterans' cemetery is about 50 miles south of Chicago.
A top adviser to Obama, David Axelrod, recently took in a play at the Goodman Theatre about the civil rights movement, and that has some speculating that the Obamas will show up for "The Good Negro," which is making its Chicago premiere.
Lack of Obamas' visit agenda leaves Chicagoans guessing - Chicago Breaking News
So it is true. Obama will be skipping the memorial day service at arlington. (one that as far as I can remember, all presidents attended), in favor of a a chitown vacation....
President George W. Bush Memorial Day Address: Arlington National Cemetery
President Clinton At Memorial Day Services: Arlington National Cemetery
President Regan Memorial Day Address: 26 May 1986 - Arlington National Cemetery
To me this is highly disapointing, he is the CiC of the US Armed forces, and it is tradition for the President to attend this service. To choose to go on vacation instead?, again. disapointing and rather insulting imo.