Tuesday, May 27, 2014

On Memorial Day honoured armed force

President Barack Obama gave a speech in the honour of Memorial Day at the Arlington National Cemetery on Monday. Memorial Day ceremony is for Veterans who died in a war. It is also know by the name Decoration Day.

President Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns soldiers at Arlington. The president adjusted the wreath, stepped back and bowed his head, and silence stand in honours to soldiers for a few moments after 11 a.m. on Monday.

Many people visited cemeteries and memorials, only in honour those who have died in military service. Visitors placed More than 220,000 flags in front of the graves.

“We’re in a pivotal moment. Our troops are coming home. By the end of this year, our war in Afghanistan will finally come to an end,” Obama said to cheers from the crowd. 

On Memorial Day, large number of people wanted to enter in the ceremony, but the security personnel was saying the event was at capacity. Jennifer Lynch a spokeswoman for the cemetery said they protected the area for Obama’s arrival; for that purpose gates had been closed for some time after that the cemetery was reopened to the visitors.  

At least 2,181 members of the U.S. military have died during the nearly 13-year Afghan war and thousands more have been wounded. It is celebrated on last Monday of May every year.

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