Obama Marks Milestone During Seventh Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington

President Barack Obama marked his seventh Memorial Day as commander in chief Monday, noting that it is the first in 14 years in which the United States is not engaged in a massive ground war overseas.
“On this day,” Obama said, “we honor the sacrifice of the thousands of American service members — men and women — who gave their lives since 9/11, including more than 2,200 American patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.”
The president’s speech was preceded by a wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.



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