Obama Pays Tribute to Fallen Service Members in Arlington

President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must remember their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.
Obama spoke under sunny skies to some 5,000 people in an amphitheater on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.
The president described the graveyard as more than just a resting place. He said the cemetery reflects racial and religious diversity of the troops who paid the ultimate sacrifice to preserve American values.
His appearance is an annual rite for presidents at the cemetery overlooking the Potomac River. It came months after the end of the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan, where the number of stationed troops has been reduced.



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