This weekend, folks across the country are opening up the pool,打台球 firing up the
grill烧烧烤, and taking a well-earned
moment to relax. But Memorial Day is more than a three day weekend. In town squares and national cemeteries, in public services and moments of quiet reflection, we will honor those who loved their country enough to sacrifice their own lives for it.
This Memorial Day, Michelle and I will join Gold Star families, veterans, and their families at Arlington National Cemetery. We'll pay tribute to patriots of every generation who gave the last full measure of devotion, from Lexington and Concord to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Later that day, we'll join Vietnam veterans and their families at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial|Memorial—the Wall. We'll begin to
mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. |