President Obama Made Amends For Forgetting To Salute A Marine… So Touching!
It's a demanding job, but somebody's got to do it. For the last eight years, that somebody has been President Barack Obama, a man who has so much on his plate that it's hard to believe he doesn't cry himself to sleep each night - then again, maybe he does. Think about it: Your regular nine-to-five is hard enough, and it's difficult to keep all the finer details of your life straight in your head. If you're the commander-in-chief, you can multiply that truth by, oh, about a million percent.
That's why we're not going to be too hard on the President for his latest faux pas: Forgetting to salute a Marine while he boards his Presidential helicopter. With so much on his mind, the oversight is understandable to say the least. When you see what he does to correct himself, you're going to have nothing but respect for this humble POTUS. Check out the story and see the photos below.
Here, we can see the President make his way across the lawn to his helicopter.
Standing by to the left, we can see a Marine prepared to greet him. It's customary for this to happen as the President leaves or returns, and the Marine is about to give the standard salute.
But the thing about being the President is, you have a lot on your mind.
When the Marine went to salute President Obama, he should have stopped and given him a salute right back. Understandably, he's got a lot on his mind, and completely forgets.
He greets the pilots on the way up the stairs.
At this point, it's almost as if saying hello to the pilots reminds him of a crucial step that he forgot. What he does next is beyond humble.
He turns around and prepares to go back down the stairs.
Despite the fact that he's arguably the busiest man in the country with plenty of stuff on his mind, he takes the time to turn around and attempt to make up for his slight.
This is something of a tradition, and President Obama has probably done it a million times. But this time, he just forgot. Hey, he's human, right?
For years, the Marine Corps has been responsible for guarding the President of the United States when he travels via helicopter, which is designated "Marine One" while he is on board.
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