Monday, May 26, 2014
(Arlington, VA) -- President Obama says he's humbled and honored to commemorate Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery with the families of fallen service members. Obama noted that generals and privates lie side by side at Arlington. The President reflected on yesterday's visit to Afghanistan, where he spoke to the troops at Bagram Air Base. He said "our troops are coming home, and by the end of this year, our war in Afghanistan will finally come to an end." The Commander in Chief paid tribute to the nearly 22-hundred patriots who've paid the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan. He said "our hearts ache in their absence, but their legacy shines bright in the people they loved the most." During today's ceremony, President Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.