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mahatmakanejeeves

(58,725 posts)
Sun May 26, 2024, 11:21 AM May 26

Former President Barack Obama makes surprise appearance at Alexandria National Cemetery

I can’t copy the pictures from my phone.

Hat tip, WSET. WJLA is a Sinclair station. I’m surprised they didn’t say something about how he was dressed.

Former President Barack Obama makes surprise appearance at Alexandria National Cemetery

by Jamie Scott
Sat, May 25th 2024 at 9:56 PM
Updated Sat, May 25th 2024 at 11:27 PM

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (7News) — Former President Barack Obama appeared Saturday at the Alexandria National Cemetery to help place flags at gravesites in advance of Memorial Day.

The city's mayor, Justin Wilson posted to X about the surprise visit.

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Former President Barack Obama makes surprise appearance at Alexandria National Cemetery (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves May 26 OP
Images from the link (I hope) erronis May 26 #1
He's saluting!!! He's not wearing a tie!!! mahatmakanejeeves May 26 #2
I actually had to do a screen capture of each photo erronis May 26 #5
Sometimes I have to go into "Page View" to retrieve pictures. mahatmakanejeeves May 26 #7
Looks like he's pushing that flag into hard earth nuxvomica May 26 #4
Some former presidents have not forgotten about their role in history.. Deuxcents May 26 #3
Alexandria National Cemetery (Virginia) mahatmakanejeeves May 26 #6
President Obama is a good man who respects our troops LetMyPeopleVote May 26 #8
I'm sure there's something scandalous here somewhere IronLionZion May 26 #9
President Obama respects our troops LetMyPeopleVote May 26 #10
One of the greatest honors of my life was the privilege of serving as commander-in-chief, LetMyPeopleVote May 27 #11
Obama makes surprise visit to honor Alexandria's fallen. mahatmakanejeeves May 31 #12

mahatmakanejeeves

(58,725 posts)
2. He's saluting!!! He's not wearing a tie!!!
Sun May 26, 2024, 01:44 PM
May 26

Those are the ones. The phone stalled when I tried to copy the links.

Thanks, and good afternoon.

erronis

(15,977 posts)
5. I actually had to do a screen capture of each photo
Sun May 26, 2024, 03:26 PM
May 26

and upload to Imgur to share. Many sites are no longer giving .JPEG links to images.

I wouldn't know how to do this on a phone - spend most of my time on a PC/laptop.

mahatmakanejeeves

(58,725 posts)
7. Sometimes I have to go into "Page View" to retrieve pictures.
Sun May 26, 2024, 03:34 PM
May 26

Last edited Sun May 26, 2024, 04:24 PM - Edit history (1)

On a smartphone, that’s not going to happen.

Thanks again.

Deuxcents

(17,312 posts)
3. Some former presidents have not forgotten about their role in history..
Sun May 26, 2024, 01:46 PM
May 26

One former president cares about only himself as he rides around his golf course

mahatmakanejeeves

(58,725 posts)
6. Alexandria National Cemetery (Virginia)
Sun May 26, 2024, 03:32 PM
May 26
Alexandria National Cemetery (Virginia)

Alexandria National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery, of approximately 5.5 acres (2.2 ha), located in the city of Alexandria, Virginia. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it is one of the original national cemeteries that were established in 1862. As of 2014, it was site to over 4,500 interments. The cemetery can accommodate the cremated remains of eligible individuals.

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IronLionZion

(46,017 posts)
9. I'm sure there's something scandalous here somewhere
Sun May 26, 2024, 06:35 PM
May 26

How dare he not wear a jacket and tie in warm summer weather

mahatmakanejeeves

(58,725 posts)
12. Obama makes surprise visit to honor Alexandria's fallen.
Fri May 31, 2024, 10:27 AM
May 31
Never Forget
Obama makes surprise visit to honor Alexandria’s fallen.


Former President Barack Obama places a flag at the grave of a fallen service member May 25 at Alexandria National Cemetery. Photo by Debbie Gray

By Jeanne Theismann Thursday, May 30, 2024

Former President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Alexandria National Cemetery, rolling up his sleeves and joining veterans, Scouting America troops, active-duty military personnel and volunteers May 25 in placing American flags at the graves of soldiers in honor of Memorial Day.

“Each Memorial Day Michelle and I try to do something in order to simply say ‘thank you,’” said Obama in his impromptu remarks. “It is to remind ourselves to be part of that remembrance of those who made such extraordinary sacrifices on our behalf and on behalf of future generations.”



Obama worked alongside several hundred volunteers, including Scouts, Civil Air Patrol Cadets, local church groups, and veterans at the annual Flags In event which places flags at each of the 4,229 graves at the cemetery.

Col. Gerald Krueger (ret) is Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 609 in Alexandria and organizer of the Flags In event at the cemetery.

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