Monday, May 28, 2012

Arlington national cemetery

  • WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Monday to the men and women who have died defending America, singling out Vietnam war veterans as an under-appreciated and sometimes maligned lot and saying that should never happen again.
  • (Allentown Morning Call)
  • President Barack Obama honored fallen troops on Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you very much. Please be seated.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • While President Barack Obama attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, members of Union High Schools Civil Air Patrol re-enacted the ceremony a little closer to home.
  • (Tulsa World)
  • President Obama made his traditional Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery this afternoon where, accompanied by Michelle, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E.
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  • Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for those who fought for the Confederacy and Union during the War Between the States. It is also the burial place for men and women who fought our nations wars since the War Between the States.
  • (Access North GA)
  • To commemorate Memorial Day, President Obama attended a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, where he placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns. The President said that the war in Iraq was over, and he referred to the war in Aghanistan as winding down.
  • (Gawker)
  • But he conceded that the pain of war lingers for the families of those lost in battle, noting mourners can be seen daily at Arlington National Cemetery daily, not just on Memorial Day.
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  • Obama paid his respects to fallen soldiers at three events on Monday: a White House breakfast for families who have lost loved ones, a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and a speech to thousands gathered at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
  • (Seattle Times)
  • He left a new wife, an infant son he had never seen and an older brother who has worked for the last two years to have him memorialized at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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