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Obama Honors Fallen Troops, Families On Memorial Day

MSNBC.COM - President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the nation's fallen warriors on Memorial Day, attending a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and honoring those who died during the Vietnam War.

"These 600 acres are home to Americans from every part of the country who gave their lives in every part of the globe," said the president at the cemetery, after taking part in the traditional laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

"Whenever revolution needed to be waged and a union needed to be saved, they left their homes and took up arms for the sake of an idea," Obama said. "They rest here together side by side, row by row, because each of them loved this country and everything it stands for, more than life itself." click here to read more

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