Must have been the Congressional Medal of Honor recipients were issued purple tickets, Jonn Lilyea, This Ain’t Hell :
Obama blows off Medal of Honor recipients
According to TSO who was at the “Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball”, this newly sworn-in President for the first time in 56 years blew off the ball (that’s 14 Inaugurations).
Some background on the ball
The American Legion sponsors the ball, which recognizes recipients of Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first inauguration.
Event co-sponsors include 13 other veterans service organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
So where was our new President instead of honoring Medal of Honor recipients who by some miracle are still alive?
I suppose this could be written off as some inadverdent oversight. But breaking a fifty-six year old tradition due to over sight, is hard to accept. Was BO’s ommission due to ignorance or indifference?