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President Speaks at Arlington National Cemetery

11:10 EDT: President Obama Speaks at a Veterans Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery


112 Responses to “President Speaks at Arlington National Cemetery”


  1. November 11, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Good morning TOD folks! This is a day to honour veterans everywhere and give thanks for our freedoms.

  2. 3 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    November 11, 2015 at 10:56 am

    AMEN INDEED…………STANDING BY FOR THE ENERGIZER!

  3. 4 yardarm756
    November 11, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Enjoy your day Admiral.

  4. 6 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    November 11, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I SENT THIS TO MY FB…I’M SURE THEY WILL ALL TUNE IN OVER THERE IN RIGHTEOUS WINGER LAND…………………LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL…SILLY BUNCH OF CRAZY PEOPLE!

  5. 7 jacquelineoboomer
    November 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Good morning, Chips and TODville, on this Veterans Day. I wrote this most especially keeping in mind the veterans of my generation, of the Vietnam era, but also to honor all veterans, of course. Thank you all for your service, on behalf of those of us who never could have been so brave.

    ***

    He served

    He hugged the grandmother,
    and mom and dad,
    tears in his eyes
    that he couldn’t let them see.
    Looked over his shoulder
    to remember their faces
    set in time.
    This time in his life
    he would only understand
    was extraordinary,
    looking back.

    Honor and bravery
    and, yes, to be a man
    were why he signed up early,
    why he went off
    why he missed a bit of his youth
    and journeyed to a far-off
    war-time destination
    he had never
    heard much about
    when he was younger.

    The in-between years
    are not forgot
    They enter in dreams
    and memories he sometimes wished
    he didn’t have.
    He knows he’s not alone
    in the recollections
    yet only a small amount of comfort
    has come from that,
    has ever come from that.

    It is what it is,
    his mantra.
    It is what it is.

    But now in the prime
    of his older years
    he wears a ballcap with the
    name of his service on it
    and the name of his war.
    He remembers the conflict
    and when he
    remembers the grandmother
    remembers mom and dad
    he feels the honor
    he thinks he brought them.

    The sting of yesterday’s tears
    in his crinkly eyes come from
    the love of country
    the esprit de corps ~
    the brothers and comrades
    he left behind or
    still meets for coffee
    on a Wednesday morning
    in his hometown.

    And when he and his brothers
    talk over coffee
    about the “free lunch” for veterans
    they’re serving at the
    VFW, in a few hours,
    he turns to them
    (those who, like he,
    paid ahead such a high price
    for that “free lunch” years ago)
    and says,
    “We should support that
    for the new vets
    who might really need it.”

    He is what he is.

    A veteran.

    A man.

  6. 20 GGail
    November 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
    Thank you to all Veterans and their families for your Service πŸ’•

  7. 21 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    November 11, 2015 at 11:01 am

    AM IN ALOT OF PAIN 2DAY BUT GOING APARTMENT OR DUPLEX HUNTING LATER…:) ANYPLACE AWAY FROM THESE HORRIBLE PEOPLE!

  8. 22 Dudette
    November 11, 2015 at 11:07 am

    LOL!
    Watching Arlington Cemetery Ceremony with Dad and Mom. Soon as PBO walks out Dad exclaims “There he is! There’s My President! Look at that walk! That boy is sharper than a rat turd. Smooth mofo!”

    πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

  9. 27 amk for obama
    November 11, 2015 at 11:13 am

    so, who had two hours to spare?

  10. 30 amk for obama
    November 11, 2015 at 11:18 am

  11. 31 Dudette
    November 11, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Camera lands on VP at the ceremony. Dad: “Look Biden. I love that dude. He shoulda been the next President.”

    ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

  12. 38 Dakota
    November 11, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Good Morning TOD Family!

    Wishing all Veterans a Happy and Blessed Veteran’s Day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your service. Thank you dad (Navy, WWII) RIP, brother Ron (Marines Vietnam), Uncle Cookie (Army Korea) RIP and Uncle Ivan (Navy Korea) RIP, cousins Cisco (Army Vietnam), Vincent, Brian (US Navy), Mike and Steve (Army Vietnam) RIP.

  13. 39 57andfemale
    November 11, 2015 at 11:24 am

  14. 40 MightyPamela
    November 11, 2015 at 11:31 am

    ❀ 🐻 ❀ And this is how the job should be done, PBO keeps showing them what it really means to hold the office of POTUS: dedication to the citizens of this country, to their families, and to their need and desire to serve each other, and the world. He treasures all the effort made with his whole Heart. That is where he comes from on a Soul Consciousness level, he cannot come from any lower awareness, he is too connected in higher Mind, inclusiveness is the bond of Light he Lives, Demonstrates, and Teaches on a daily, practical basis. God Bless and Keep him. He is making an enormous difference all the world over. New Moon in about an hour. ❀

  15. 43 57andfemale
    November 11, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Chris Hayes is an ass, but he’s right about this:

    • 44 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      November 11, 2015 at 11:39 am

      ABSOLUTELY……………………WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.PAYBACKS ARE HELL! THERE IS A PRICE TO PAY FOR DISRESPECTNG HUMANITY! I LOVE MY ENERGIZER PRESIDENT!…PRESS ON!

  16. 45 Dudette
    November 11, 2015 at 11:42 am

    As POTUS takes the podium. Dad claps: “Alright yes! That’s My Commander in Chief right there! Baddest President there’s ever been!”

  17. November 11, 2015 at 11:43 am

    the President looks good…focused… committed

    • 51 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      November 11, 2015 at 11:48 am

      PERFECT……………………………….I WISH THEY HAD BUILT ONE…AND KEPT OUT THE CRUEL,,,SELFISH AND DISRESPECTFUL…………………..OH THE HELL WE HAVE CAUSED OTHERS!

  18. 52 SUEDUVALLSMITH
    November 11, 2015 at 11:58 am

    AS ALWAYS….OUR PRESIDENT…..SPOKEN FROM HIS HEART!…YOU ARE LOVED BY SO MANY PRESIDENT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA………………………………………OUT OF MANY…………………ONE!

  19. 53 Dudette
    November 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    On this Veterans Day, so proud of my military family:
    Dad (Marines, Army)
    1 Uncle (Marines)
    2 Uncles (Army)
    Sister (Air Force)
    Brother (Marines)
    Niece (Army)
    1 Nephew (Army)
    1 Nephew (National Guard)
    2 Cousins (Navy)
    2 Cousins (Air Force)
    5 Cousins (Army)
    2 Cousins (Marines)

    Dad says I should count my two semesters of Air Force ROTC in college but um… No, unh unh!

    πŸ˜„

  20. 57 otter44
    November 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Happy Veterans Day to all in the Tod family and their families. Blessings to our CIC who understands and values all Americana lives.

  21. November 11, 2015 at 12:03 pm

  22. 59 57andfemale
    November 11, 2015 at 12:06 pm

  23. 60 GGail
    November 11, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Beautiful Ceremony.

  24. 62 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    A Tip off the Hat to all The TOD Vets. Thank you so much for your selfless service to a Grateful Nation, USA.
    Hello TOD. Happy Veteran’s Day to all who serviced, are serving and gave their lives serving. God’s Blessings to you all and to your families.
    Congrats to all the Au ⭐ winners, starting with this post and 2/3 posts back.

  25. 63 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 12:14 pm

  26. 64 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Karma has a way to deliver sweet Ratings Justice πŸ˜‰

  27. 65 JER
    November 11, 2015 at 12:21 pm

  28. 66 Dudette
    November 11, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Now we’re headed over to Texas Roadhouse to consume large slabs of meat!

    Woohoo! Happy Veterans Day! 😎

  29. 76 0388jojothecat
    November 11, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening TOD Family, Chipsticks, & Lurkers

    I want to wish ALL our Veterans a Happy Day, Thank You for your service and Thank God Barack H. Obama & Joe Biden are President and Vice-President of these United States. We are truly blessed to have men like them running our country. I refuse to watch the GOP debates especially on Fox-Fact-Free channels. I watched the ceremony today on C-Span and on C-Span2 there was GWB talking about how his foundation is going to help veterans. First he’s going to no longer list the “D” in PTSD that many of our men and woman came home with after numerous tours of duty and no jobs to come home to because of his administration. He equated PTS as no different than a broken arm or diabetes. I had to turn the channel. I hope more veterans appreciate all that this administration has done and is doing for them.

  30. November 11, 2015 at 12:46 pm

  31. 78 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 12:47 pm

  32. 79 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    • 80 MightyPamela
      November 11, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      This is awesome!! And to think the Earth was only 1,000 years old then, and some clever human figured out how to line up the cardinal solstice ad equinoctial points! Amazing!! (Actually, I’m truly excited about this ‘find’, just poking fun at how backward we are) (uh, not us here, or PBO/VPB, but modern humans in general)

  33. 81 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 12:53 pm

  34. 83 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm

  35. 84 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 12:59 pm

  36. November 11, 2015 at 1:11 pm

  37. 86 Anna
    November 11, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Yardarm, thank you and happy Veterans Day. The same to all others who served.

  38. 87 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Audio Only with FLOTUS, Dr. Jill Biden and VP Biden

  39. 88 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 1:30 pm

  40. 89 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 1:31 pm

  41. 90 donna dem 4 obama
    November 11, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    View it for yourself

    Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush on Wednesday dismissed a video that appeared to show Bush rebuffing Rubio during a commercial break at the fourth GOP presidential debate.

    https://vine.co/v/elDTYOY0Uxm/embed/simplehttps://platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.js

  42. 91 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 1:55 pm

  43. 92 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    LA Gubernatorial debate btw John Bel Edwards and David Vitter.
    11-10-15

  44. November 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

  45. 95 Nena20409
    November 11, 2015 at 2:19 pm

  46. 96 donna dem 4 obama
    November 11, 2015 at 2:24 pm

  47. 97 donna dem 4 obama
    November 11, 2015 at 2:25 pm

  48. 99 donna dem 4 obama
    November 11, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    πŸ˜‰

  49. 100 donna dem 4 obama
    November 11, 2015 at 2:28 pm

  50. 101 donna dem 4 obama
    November 11, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Just so you know…

  51. 102 donna dem 4 obama
    November 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm

  52. 103 donna dem 4 obama
    November 11, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    This is absolutely amazing: 😎 😯 😎

    At precisely 11:11 a.m. [PT] each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States.”

    http://wgntv.com/2015/11/11/the-veterans-day-memorial-that-is-only-perfect-one-day-a-year/

  53. 107 donna dem 4 obama
    November 11, 2015 at 2:37 pm

  54. November 11, 2015 at 2:42 pm


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