Is Obama skipping Memorial Day to vacation in Chicago? 

Some topics take off through social media and spread like wildfire. Is President Obama skipping Memorial Day to vacation in Chicago? The answer requires more than 140 characters.

Instead of participating in a Memorial Day service in Arlington to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, as is customary for the President, Obama will attend a Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.

Vice President Joe Biden will participate in the Arlington wreath-laying ceremony.

Convenient, I suppose, if you give up a day of your weekend to visit the oil slick on the Gulf Coast.

And Media Matters wants to make sure that everybody knows that George W. Bush also skipped the Arlington wreath laying ceremony once.

Right. When he went ‘vacationing’ in Normandy.

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