Barack Obama on Memorial Day

Obama Pays Tribute to Fallen on Memorial Day

Obama Pays Tribute to Fallen on Memorial Day

President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns today at Arlington National Ceremony to mark Memorial Day. As Americans welcomed the unofficial start to the Summer with barbecues and relaxation, Obama reminded the country what the holiday is all about. "Let us never forgot to always remember the sacrifice they make in our name," the president said in his speech, which also touched on military families. "Today most Americans are not directly touched by war; as a consequence, not all Americans may always fully grasp the depths of sacrifice, the profound costs that are made in our name," he said. "Our troops, our military families understand this, and they mention to me whether the country fully appreciates what is happening. Let us never forget that our nation is still at war."

Before heading back to Washington, yesterday the president toured the tornado devastation in Moore, OK, where he urged Americans to step up and help. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama kicked off the long weekend on a light-hearted note, visiting DC school kids with actress Kerry Washington. On Friday, the pair shared some dance moves and words of wisdom on their trip back to school.

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