President Obama and the first family have been asked to pay their respects to Hadiya Pendleton in person…
Friends and Family Of Hadiya Pendleton Want President Obama At Her Funeral
The tragic, sudden and untimely death of 15-year-old Chicago native Hadiya Pendleton weighed heavy on the hearts of many, including the President and First Family who issued condolences to her family through White House spokesman Jay Carney upon learning of her passing.
However, grieving residents, friends and family of Hadiya are now pushing for President Obama to take it a step further by paying his respects to her in person at her funeral on February 9.
via Loop 21
What happened to Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old Chicago teen, was horrible.
While taking cover from the rain, the young girl, who performed with her high school drill team at the Inauguration of President Barack Obama, was gunned down in what seems to be random gunfire. The White House acknowledged her death Wednesday. “The president and first lady’s thoughts and prayers are with the family of Hadiya Pendleton,” White house spokesman Jay Carney said.
But the people want more. A petition was created, urging the president to honor the brief life of the girl and attend her funeral. Carney said he had no knowledge of the petition nor of any scheduling changes. There is no word that he has addressed the petitions’ request
Our prayers continue to go out to this grieving family and community as they prepare to lay Hadiya to rest.