30 May '16, 11pm

Obama: Honor by Remembering Stories of the Fallen

Obama: Honor by Remembering Stories of the Fallen

ARLINGTON, Va., May 30, 2016 — It is peaceful at Arlington National Cemetery with impeccably cared-for grounds and row after row of headstones seeming to march down to the Potomac. It is a shrine that Americans visit each day to see and touch and be moved -- by the precise steps of the sentry at the Tomb of the Unknowns or the sight of a horse-drawn caisson taking another fallen service member to rest. For many, the area known as Section 60 is the most poignant, if only because it is the most recent. Many killed in Iraq and Afghanistan have their final resting place there. On Memorial Day, many of those graves have flowers or drawings or stones placed atop them. Section 60 is where President Barack Obama came to mark his final Memorial Day as commander in chief. He placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and addressed several thousand people in the Memorial Amphitheate...

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