Obama Marks Veterans Day

    US President Barack Obama(L) and Major General Michael S. Linnington, Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, salute during the playing of the US National Anthem during a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery November 11, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    President Obama visited Arlington National Cemetery on Sunday morning to mark Veterans Day. The president observed a moment of silence and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. “The memory of your loved one carries on not just in your hearts, but in ours, as well,” Obama said in remarks at Arlington’s Memorial Amphitheater. “Whenever America has come under attack, you’ve risen to her defense.” America needs to better serve its newest veterans, Obama said, calling the men and women who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan some of the most dedicated in the nation’s history.

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