President Obama Honors Veterans

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- Across the country today, Americans paid tribute to veterans. In our nation's capitol, President Obama also honored those who have served our country.

President Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The President also said he'll push for wounded veterans to have the resources they need, and urged Americans to welcome them back into the job market when they come home.

"When we talk about fulfilling our promises to our veterans, we don't just mean for a few years. We mean now, tomorrow and forever. And not just for generations past, but for this generation of veterans and all who will follow."

The President also took a moment to honor the oldest living American World War II veteran, 107 year-old Richard Overton.
He ended by saying, "God bless our men and women in uniform and God bless the United States of America."

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