Then why can't first responders go the memorial at Ground Zero? The men and women who showed up at Ground Zero the days following the attacks of 9/11 are heroes. Some are now ill due the work they did trying to recover bodies so their loved ones would be able to have a proper funeral and a little bit of closure. Yet, they are being treated like they don't even matter on the tenth anniversary.
If you believe the words you are saying President Obama, you would put your foot down and tell that politically correct lunatic Mayor Bloomberg that the first responders belong at the memorial service. As usual, words is what we get from you, not actions.