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No flyover due to "budget cuts"

SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior MemberPosts: 3,947 Senior Member
Every Memorial Day, the Vietnam Vets MC Hawaii Chapter hosts a candlelight run to the National Cemetery of The Pacific, otherwise known as Punchbowl. while in Hawaii, I rode on many of these rides. One of the most moving parts of the ceremony is the missing man flyover.

This year, due to "budget cuts", the flyover was cut. A husband and wife got permission to fly their private biplane over the ceremony. Much mahalo to them.

In the meantime the White House is hosting lavish dinners and a concert series for the hoity toities.

If I typed what I want to say....
The answer to 1984 is 1776

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Yes. The WH is hosting big parties and dinners, and there are probably some multimillion dollar vacations for the first family on tap this summer, but no respect for the veterans and the honored dead from that quarter. They speak of respect for those veterans and the dead, but actions always speak louder than words.
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • SlanteyedshootistSlanteyedshootist Senior Member Posts: 3,947 Senior Member
    Obama: "We've got your back."

    Me: "Don't pick up the soap."
    The answer to 1984 is 1776
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,954 Senior Member
    It is just a game the bean counters play because with a little ingenuity
    the OpsO can find a training syllabus item to check off; such as aircraft
    division [4 aircraft] formation flying.
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