Every four years, The American Legion recognizes Medal of Honor recipients, and the incoming commander in chief, by sponsoring the Salute to Heroes Ball. Although President Obama could not attend the event, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, dropped by to express the nation's gratitude for the sacrifices and heroism of these 47 veterans, and for all veterans and servicemembers. The tradition started in 1953, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady Mamie attended the first Salute to Heroes, while U.S. troops fought in Korea.
Does anyone know.....is this the first time a President has failed to attend this ball?
I would think it would have priority.