Obama Honors American Troops

Their lives were precious and so is their memory, President Obama said of America’s fallen warriors on Monday. The commander in chief marked Memorial Day with a service at Arlington National Cemetery. Obama pledged there would be no more wars unless “absolutely necessary” and remarked that “for the first time in nine years, Americans are not fighting or dying in Iraq.” Obama then visited the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, where he called the treatment of that war’s veterans a “national shame” and a “disgrace that should never have happened.” The president also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.