Obama pays tribute to veterans Wednesday

2009-11-12 03:14:15 (GMT) (WiredPRNews.com - News, US Presidential News)

President Barack Obama honored service men and women Wednesday at a Veteran

The president honored veterans at a ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday.

Washington, D.C. (WiredPRNews.com) - President Barack Obama paid tribute to service men and women in honor of Veteran’s Day Wednesday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Obama participated with others in a traditional wreath laying ceremony the day after speaking at a memorial service for victims of the recent shootings at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.

Obama is quoted by the AP as stating during Wednesday’s ceremony, “We gather here mindful that the generation serving today already deserves a place alongside previous generations for the courage they have shown and the sacrifices that they have made.” Obama further pledged to veterans and their families, “America will not let you down.”

The president also spoke of the Fort Hood tragedy, stating of the soldiers at the base, “To all of them — to our veterans, to the fallen and to their families — there is no tribute, no commemoration, no praise that can truly match the magnitude of your service and your sacrifice.”

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