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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.

Speaking under sunny skies to some 5,000 people in an amphitheater on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Obama said the graveyard is "more than a final resting place of heroes."

"It is a reflection of America itself," he said, citing racial and religious diversity in the backgrounds of the men and woman who paid the ultimate sacrifice to preserve "the ideals that bind us as one nation."


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I honestly think that those who died for this country in the various wars and conflicts wouldn't want repayment. They gave selflessly for all of us. IMO, we need to respect that and never forget those who lost their lives. We should honor them by believing in this country and what it stands for. We should all be thankful for the ultimate sacrifice they made for the US. We should all do our part for this country, participate, vote, etc etc. Support our troops, it's a drop in the bucket for what they have done for us.


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Hard to trust ole Obama

Chris Kyle the American Snipers a true American Hero dies and has a major funeral, and no phone call to his wife or family.

Some black gay football player gets drafted and Obama is on the phone with him giving him congratulations.

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I honestly think that those who died for this country in the various wars and conflicts wouldn't want repayment. They gave selflessly for all of us. IMO, we need to respect that and never forget those who lost their lives. We should honor them by believing in this country and what it stands for. We should all be thankful for the ultimate sacrifice they made for the US. We should all do our part for this country, participate, vote, etc etc. Support our troops, it's a drop in the bucket for what they have done for us.

I think he means repaying them by living your lives and enjoying your freedoms. We don't need your thanks or gratitude, but it's nice when someone tells me thank you for your service. That right there makes it worth it.

Hard to trust ole Obama

Chris Kyle the American Snipers a true American Hero dies and has a major funeral, and no phone call to his wife or family.

Some black gay football player gets drafted and Obama is on the phone with him giving him congratulations.

Maybe he did and they didn't want it televised. How do you know? Some families might wanted it to be a private moment...


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"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I think he means repaying them by living your lives and enjoying your freedoms. We don't need your thanks or gratitude, but it's nice when someone tells me thank you for your service. That right there makes it worth it.

Maybe he did and they didn't want it televised. How do you know? Some families might wanted it to be a private moment...

I went to the commemorative service in my hometown this morning. I shook hands and said thank you to a few in uniform. I do this when the opportunity presents itself. I am grateful to those who serve and have served in the past.

Thank you for serving.


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I think he means repaying them by living your lives and enjoying your freedoms. We don't need your thanks or gratitude, but it's nice when someone tells me thank you for your service. That right there makes it worth it.

Maybe he did and they didn't want it televised. How do you know? Some families might wanted it to be a private moment...

He had not reached out to the family, and he should of during the funeral

How THE GREAT STATE OF Texas treated the Kyle family at Kyle's funeral.

Chris Kyle became the armed services number #1 sniper of all time. Not

something he was happy about, other than the fact, he saved a lot of American

lives.

Three years ago, Chris left the SEAL teams because a huge bounty on his

head by Al Qaeda. "The American Sniper." 100% of the proceeds from the book

went to two of the SEAL families who had lost their sons in Iraq.

THE UNBELIEVABLE .

Southwest Airlines

flew in any SEAL and their family from any airport to the funeral... free

of charge. The employees donated buddy passes and one lady worked for four

days without much of a break to see that it happened. Volunteers were at

both airports in Dallas to drive them to the hotel.

The Marriott Hotel reduced their rates to $45 a night and cleared

the hotel for only SEAL's and family.

The Midlothian, TX Police Department paid the $45 a night for each

room. 100 of them wereSEALs.

Two large buses were chartered (an unknown donor paid the bill) to

transport people to the different events and they also had a few rental

cars (donated).

The police and secret service were on duty 24 hours during the stay at

our hotel.

At the Kyle house, the Texas DPS parked a large motor home in front

to block the view from reporters. It remained there the entire five

days for the SEALs to meet in and so they could use the restroom there

instead of the bathroom in the house.

Taya, their two small children and both sets of parents were staying in

the home. Only a hand full of SEALs went into the home asthey had different

duties and meetings were held sometimes on a hourly basis.

George W Bush and his wife Laura , met and talked to everyone on the

Seal Team one on one. They went behind closed doors with Taya for quite a

while. They had prayer with us all. You can tell when people were

sincere and caring

Nolan Ryan sent his cooking team, fed people all day long including

the 200 SEALs and their families.

The next day a local BBQ restaurant set up a buffet in front of the

house and fed all once again.Food was plentiful and all were taken care

of.The family's church kept those inside the house well fed.

Jerry Jones, made sure we all were taken care of. He donated the use of

Cowboy Stadium for the services.. Every car, bus, motorcycle was

searched with bomb dogs and police.

There were about 300 people . A Medal of Honor recipient was there,

lots of secret service & police another 10,000 ++ were in the stadium.

The Bagpipe and drum corps, the Texas A&M men's choir stood through

the entire service and sang.

The next day was the 200-mile procession from Midlothian, TX to

Austin.

Two helicopters circled with snipers sitting at side doors for

protection.

It was the longest funeral procession ever in the state of Texas .

Firemen on one knee, police officers children veterans saluting.

Every bridge had fire trucks with large flags displayed

People all along the entire 200 miles were standing in the cold weather.

Texas National Cemetery. Very few are buried there you have to

apply

Civil War, Medal of Honor winners, a few from the Alamo, historical

people of Texas and now CHRIS KYLE

Each SEAL put his Trident (metal SEAL badge) on the top of Chris'

casket, one at a time.

After the service Governor Rick Perry and his wife, Anita , invited us

to the governor's mansion. She gave each of the SEALs a coin of Texas.

To this day, no one in the White House has ever acknowledged Chris

Kyle; his service, his death, his duty, his generosity, his caring, his

life.

However, the President can call a sports person and congratulate him

on his bravery for announcing to the world that he is gay.

He can say on national television that someone, a man who has

committed a crime and was shot by police in the line of duty, would have made

him a good son.

HERE IS WHAT CHRIS DID AFTER HE LEFT THE MILITARY.

He formed a company in Dallas to train military, police and I think

firemen, how to protect themselves in difficult situations. He also formed a

foundation to work with military people suffering from PTSD. He, along with a

friend and neighbor, Chad Littlefield, were murdered trying to help a young

man that had served six months in Iraq and claimed to have PTSD.

The SEALS have asked that you please, keep this moving if you think

Chris Kyle would have made a good son.

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He had not reached out to the family, and he should of during the funeral

How THE GREAT STATE OF Texas treated the Kyle family at Kyle's funeral.

Chris Kyle became the armed services number #1 sniper of all time. Not

something he was happy about, other than the fact, he saved a lot of American

lives.

Three years ago, Chris left the SEAL teams because a huge bounty on his

head by Al Qaeda. "The American Sniper." 100% of the proceeds from the book

went to two of the SEAL families who had lost their sons in Iraq.

THE UNBELIEVABLE .

Southwest Airlines

flew in any SEAL and their family from any airport to the funeral... free

of charge. The employees donated buddy passes and one lady worked for four

days without much of a break to see that it happened. Volunteers were at

both airports in Dallas to drive them to the hotel.

The Marriott Hotel reduced their rates to $45 a night and cleared

the hotel for only SEAL's and family.

The Midlothian, TX Police Department paid the $45 a night for each

room. 100 of them wereSEALs.

Two large buses were chartered (an unknown donor paid the bill) to

transport people to the different events and they also had a few rental

cars (donated).

The police and secret service were on duty 24 hours during the stay at

our hotel.

At the Kyle house, the Texas DPS parked a large motor home in front

to block the view from reporters. It remained there the entire five

days for the SEALs to meet in and so they could use the restroom there

instead of the bathroom in the house.

Taya, their two small children and both sets of parents were staying in

the home. Only a hand full of SEALs went into the home asthey had different

duties and meetings were held sometimes on a hourly basis.

George W Bush and his wife Laura , met and talked to everyone on the

Seal Team one on one. They went behind closed doors with Taya for quite a

while. They had prayer with us all. You can tell when people were

sincere and caring

Nolan Ryan sent his cooking team, fed people all day long including

the 200 SEALs and their families.

The next day a local BBQ restaurant set up a buffet in front of the

house and fed all once again.Food was plentiful and all were taken care

of.The family's church kept those inside the house well fed.

Jerry Jones, made sure we all were taken care of. He donated the use of

Cowboy Stadium for the services.. Every car, bus, motorcycle was

searched with bomb dogs and police.

There were about 300 people . A Medal of Honor recipient was there,

lots of secret service & police another 10,000 ++ were in the stadium.

The Bagpipe and drum corps, the Texas A&M men's choir stood through

the entire service and sang.

The next day was the 200-mile procession from Midlothian, TX to

Austin.

Two helicopters circled with snipers sitting at side doors for

protection.

It was the longest funeral procession ever in the state of Texas .

Firemen on one knee, police officers children veterans saluting.

Every bridge had fire trucks with large flags displayed

People all along the entire 200 miles were standing in the cold weather.

Texas National Cemetery. Very few are buried there you have to

apply

Civil War, Medal of Honor winners, a few from the Alamo, historical

people of Texas and now CHRIS KYLE

Each SEAL put his Trident (metal SEAL badge) on the top of Chris'

casket, one at a time.

After the service Governor Rick Perry and his wife, Anita , invited us

to the governor's mansion. She gave each of the SEALs a coin of Texas.

To this day, no one in the White House has ever acknowledged Chris

Kyle; his service, his death, his duty, his generosity, his caring, his

life.

However, the President can call a sports person and congratulate him

on his bravery for announcing to the world that he is gay.

He can say on national television that someone, a man who has

committed a crime and was shot by police in the line of duty, would have made

him a good son.

HERE IS WHAT CHRIS DID AFTER HE LEFT THE MILITARY.

He formed a company in Dallas to train military, police and I think

firemen, how to protect themselves in difficult situations. He also formed a

foundation to work with military people suffering from PTSD. He, along with a

friend and neighbor, Chad Littlefield, were murdered trying to help a young

man that had served six months in Iraq and claimed to have PTSD.

The SEALS have asked that you please, keep this moving if you think

Chris Kyle would have made a good son.

Which makes you more mad? Not acknowledging Kyle or acknowledging a gay black man?


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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He should of called or sent staff to the funeral, it all about respect and priorities...

Well, I can't speak on it since I'm not the President. There may or may not be a good reason for it.


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Must admit I find it slightly queasy seeing Obama at these sort of events.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Must admit I find it slightly queasy seeing Obama at these sort of events.

It's sad that people are so affected by one person that they don't even know...


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Hard to trust ole Obama

Chris Kyle the American Snipers a true American Hero dies and has a major funeral, and no phone call to his wife or family.

Some black gay football player gets drafted and Obama is on the phone with him giving him congratulations.

He was busy honoring the parents of a traitor and deserter at the white house

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Well, I can't speak on it since I'm not the President. There may or may not be a good reason for it.

Probably because if he had a son, he would not have looked anything like him,

Being the Racist POS he is

Which makes you more mad? Not acknowledging Kyle or acknowledging a gay black man?

The fact that he can send people to the funeral of a Thug that tried to kill a cop.

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He was busy honoring the parents of a traitor and deserter at the white house

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Probably because if he had a son, he would not have looked anything like him,

Being the Racist POS he is

I don't know what to say about you. How is he racist? Because he said if he had a son he would look like him? But, then again, singing hanging n***** from a tree isn't racist to you so, I might be inclined to say your racism meter might be a tad bit off...


“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I don't know what to say about you. How is he racist? Because he said if he had a son he would look like him? But, then again, singing hanging n***** from a tree isn't racist to you so, I might be inclined to say your racism meter might be a tad bit off...

If a President says, basically he is getting involved because someone is black like him, that is racist as He ll

I have no idea what the other stuff you are talking about is .

I would say that someone saying Hang a *** from a tree is racist.. Unless it is a rap artist, then it's cool

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