Well, neither the bemedalled rodents of the Pentagon's E-wing, nor their political betters on Capitol Hill, nor their masters in NYC skyscrapers or Greenwich, Connecticut mansions/Bergen County (NJ) villas would ever countenance showing up at this event -- which has become a public protest of ZOGdom.
Wow ...... the memorial is viewed as "poisonous" ..... that's really a weird adjective to use for a commemoration of brave sailors, I must say!
Remembering USS Liberty at 'Sad Little Gathering' | Military.com
Manchurian Candidate and Designated '08 Loser, John "Son of Cain" McCain blathering recently spoilt by USS Liberty "Extremists"
John McCain Confronted About USS Liberty Cover-up Memorial Day 2012 - YouTube
"If the race is good, so is the place." --Ralph Waldo Emerson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3ifRA0Kj-8 [Tavern scene w/ the German girl-captive]