Our President will be taking his Memorial Day "holiday" with his family in Chicago rather than honoring our war dead at the Arlington National Cemetery. While it is true that He will at least visit the local veteran's cemetery near Chicago, IMHO He should have at least made an appearance at the most well known national cemetery where the national remembrance ceremony takes place. In case He has forgotten, we are still involved in 2 wars with dead and wounded still returning from both. For He who is supposedly so savvy as to symbolism: , this cannot be inadvertent and is thus even more unforgivable, especially in view of the continuing erosion of respect in America for veterans in general and our war dead in particular. Unlike Remembrance Day in the UK, Memorial Day has become largely just another long weekend for people to barbecue at the beach or lake and His going on holiday as well only contributes to this neglect. He, and most of our political "leaders" do not deserve the sacrifice of our warriors. Of course as things are in the US nowadays, this has been politicized with each party pointing fingers at each other. Meanwhile, the dead in that hallowed ground of Arlington wait in silence. It is a sad day in American when our Memorial Day is sullied in this way and the dead it commemorates remain the pawns of our politicians even after giving their all. Excuse me if I sound bitter---but I am.