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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama and honored guests applaud at a ceremony honoring some dedicated World War II veterans, Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Photo Gallery: Honor, Glory, and Gratitude

An emotional and awe-inspiring ceremony at the White House yesterday. In the Oval Office, President Barack Obama signed legislation granting a collective Congressional Gold Medal to the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team,  for their dedicated service during World War II. Many of those veterans are second generation Japanese Americans. Some of them were confined in internment camps before joining the military. The 442nd Regimental Team is one of the most decorated units in U.S. military history, among the awards: 21 Medals of Honor, 4,000 Bronze stars, and over 4,000 Purple Hearts. Several... Read More →

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President Obama speaks on the meaning of Memorial Day

In his weekly address on yesterday, President Barack Obama called on all Americans to remember and honor those who have given their lives fighting for the ideals and freedoms we treasure in this country. Remarks of President Barack Obama Saturday, May 29, 2010 Weekly Address Washington, DC This weekend, as we celebrate Memorial Day, families across America will gather in backyards and front porches, fire up the barbeque, kick back with friends, and spend time with people they care about. That is as it should be. But I also hope... Read More →

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Veterans Day Consoling a Visitor in Arlington

Veterans Day: A time to remember and honor

Official White House Photo/Samantha Appleton — In a cold drizzly rain, President Obama stopped to share a moment with a couple of visitors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, today.   All across the nation today, Americans are remembering those who serve and those who have served in the armed forces. At Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, President Barack Obama took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns and then spoke to a gathering at the nearby Memorial Amphitheater. His remarks below are from The White House blog.   That... Read More →

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