The White House did not issue an official presidential proclamation on the 78th Anniversary of D-Day, which would be the second year in a row they neglected to do so.
President Joe Biden did not even put out a tweet about the brave men who stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, until 8:45 p.m. in Washington D.C.
“Today, we mark 78 years since D-Day and honor those who answered duty’s call on the beaches of Normandy,” the tweet said. “We must never forget their service and sacrifice in defense of freedom, and we must strive every day to live up to the ideals they fought to defend.”
This generic statement should have gone out at 8:45 a.m. instead without hesitation. Now, the White House has people doubting if their communications team forgot, which cannot, unfortunately, be ruled out given the circumstances.
Former Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump all officially proclaimed D-Day, Fox News correspondent Jacqui Heinrich pointed out, so the fact that Biden has not done so is bizarre and disrespectful. Interestingly enough, he was actually alive on D-Day, unlike his recent predecessors.
Second year in a row: No white house statement on 78th anniversary of D-Day @BretBaier @JacquiHeinrich #FoxNews pic.twitter.com/gBoP39BFrH
— Wyatt Dobrovich (@WyattDobrovich) June 6, 2022
As if this was not enough of a slap in the face to veterans already, here are the other celebration’s the president has proclaimed for the entire month of June, according to the White House website:
National Immigrant Heritage Month
National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
National Ocean Month
National Homeownership Month
LGBTQI Pride Month
Great Outdoors Month
Black Music Appreciation Month
Alas, it was too much to give those who fought and died for this country to fight fascism a single day. Sure, Memorial Day was on May 30, but that’s no excuse. There were many American casualties that day, and remembering their sacrifices and why is a crucial part of preserving history.
The number of D-Day veterans still alive is presumably dwindling quickly, except there are still some alive to tell the tale, the Associated Press reported.
They and their families, as well as the families of those who passed away during or after fighting on D-Day, are owed an apology by the White House. Veterans are already treated as second-class citizens in some instances in this country, and the least the president can do is declare a day of remembrance.
Americans set the bar low for the Biden administration, yet they keep failing to meet even those rock bottom expectations in almost all areas. It should be pretty easy for the White House, of all places, not to insult elderly veterans, but they even managed to mess that up.
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