From the New York Post:
WASHINGTON — Today is Veterans Day. Do you know where your president is?
With his feeble flame of “hope” thoroughly doused here in the United States by last week’s elections, President Obama has set out around the globe in search of throngs still enthralled by his flowery rhetoric.
He found them, of course, in Indonesia this week by telling them about how Americans must stop mistrusting Islam.
So that is why your president is halfway around the world instead of being here in the United States to celebrate the sacrifices American soldiers, sailors and airmen have made around the world to keep the real, still-burning flame of freedom alive.
Obama honored our veterans from afar by laying a wreath during a ceremony at an Army base in South Korea last night.
That is a distance from here matched only by the chasm that has opened up between him and the voters who elected him two years ago.
This aloofness of his really is becoming a problem.
Not that Obama doesn’t appreciate the sacrifices of veterans. He absolutely does. Just ask the Indonesians.
He was in Jakarta for their Heroes Day this week to honor their veterans “who have sacrificed on behalf of this great country.”
“This great country,” of course, being Indonesia.
Read more here.
On this Veteran’s Day I remember the Veterans I have been privileged to know: my father-in-law who spent three lousy years in Burma in the CBI theater, his brother who had to leave his young wife and two small daughters behind while he fought in Europe and who carried a bullet near his spine for the rest of his life, my father who was on a Navy cruiser, my uncle who served in Korea, my husband who served 9 years, 10 months and 14 days and my daughter who keeps the Air Force running well and makes sure everyone gets paid. Each one making sacrifices without complaint because it’s the price we pay for freedom.
I also remember the veterans who never got to have a family or hold their newborn child, who missed birthdays and anniversaries and funerals and the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice. I offer my deep gratitude and respect and humbly pledge to use the gift of liberty which you have purchased with so dear a price to make this a better country and to never neglect the tasks that I can do to contribute to its continuation.
Freedom isn’t free and we each must be willing to pay whatever price necessary to preserve and protect life liberty and happiness for ourselves and our posterity.