President Obama lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

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ARLINGTON, Va. (KTLA) – President Obama paid tribute to the nation’s fallen military veterans during a wreath laying ceremony and Memorial Day speech Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.

As uniformed military officers looked on, Mr. Obama set the wreath in place, after the playing of the National Anthem.

ObamaMinutes later in a speech before a hushed crowd, the president said Arlington National Cemetery “has always been home to men and women who are willing to give their all … to preserve and protect the land that we love.”

He also praised the character and selflessness that “beats in the hearts” of America’s troops.

Arlington is  the final resting place for many American war heroes.

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  • kafantaris

    Freedom ain't free; it's paid for with what can never be replaced.
    This fact alone should humble us all.
    "[But] from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom— and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."