Barack Hussein Obama will be known as the first ever American President in the history of the modern marvel – the television – to have given a press conference without the presence of the American flag.
Just days prior to Memorial Day and Obama appeared before the American public with no American flag. Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 31 in 2010). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.
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