- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
- Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.)
- Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)
- Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio)
- Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)
The American Legion sponsors the ball, which recognizes recipients of Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. It started in 1953 for President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first inauguration.
Event co-sponsors include 13 other veterans service organizations, among them the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
Guess he had better things to do than hang around with Medal of Honor Heroes.
Couric: How important do you think it is, Mr. President-elect, to apprehend Osama bin Laden?
Mr. Obama: I think that we have to so weaken his infrastructure that, whether he is technically alive or not, he is so pinned down that he cannot function. My preference obviously would be to capture or kill him. But if we have so tightened the noose that he's in a cave somewhere and can't even communicate with his operatives, then we will meet our goal of protecting America.