I guess that an Oct. 20 letter writer is not much into fact-checking. Or, maybe he caught "Romnesia" from Mitt. His claim that "there are only three occasions when the president of the United States has failed to go to the D-Day Monument" (all three occasions he attributes to Barack Obama) is completely false.
Those who care about the truth can check it out on snopes.com: www.snopes.com/politics/obama/dday.asp.
First, which "D-Day Monument" is the letter writer talking about? If he is referring to the various monuments in Normandy (which would make the most sense), I understand that no recent president has visited the Normandy monument more than once. Ronald Reagan visited for the 40th anniversary, Bill Clinton for the 50th anniversary, George W. Bush for the 60th anniversary and - surprise, surprise - Obama for the 65th anniversary.
If he is referring to the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., that memorial has only been open since 2004 and no president has been hosted there on D-Day.
He might be referring to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. President George W. Bush was there for the dedication in June 2001. That was Bush's first and last visit on D-Day.