Veterans Day

Obama Honors Troops at Arlington

Barack Obama unexpectedly visited the section of Arlington National Cemetery where troops who died in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried on Wednesday as part of his first Veterans Day as president. After performing the traditional role of laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns, the president and Michelle Obama surprised family members of recently fallen soldiers who were paying their respects and took some time to speak with them. During the conventional portion of his day at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Obama said, "There is no tribute, no commemoration, no praise that can truly match the magnitude of your service and your sacrifice." He also promised veterans and troops that, "America will not let you down."