In his weekly address, President Obama remembers the men and women in uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice fighting for freedom. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) In his weekly address, President Obama commemorated Memorial Day by paying tribute to America's fallen service members. "This year, the holiday is especially meaningful. It's the first Memorial Day since our war ended in Afghanistan," Obama said. Obama will remember the fallen at a solemn ceremony Monday at Arlington National Cemetery, the resting ground for many military casualties. "This weekend also reminds us that, around the world, our men and women in uniform continue to serve and risk their lives. In Afghanistan, our troops now have a new mission-training and advising Afghan forces," Obama said. The president called on Americans to take time on Memorial Day to honor the sacrifice of America's heroes. "We have to honor their memory. We have to care for their families, and our veterans who served with them. And as a nation, we have to remain worthy of their sacrifice, forever committed to the country they loved and the freedom they fought for and died for," Obama said.