Obama Plans Memorial Day Tribute for Veterans at Arlington National Cemetery


By Joseph Morton WASHINGTON — As throngs of friends and family members pay their respects to the fallen this Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery, there is one corner of the hallowed burial ground that will receive extra attention.

Obama says in his weekly radio and Internet address he will mark Monday's holiday with veterans and their families at Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. An estimated 12 percent of the country's service members are Latinos.

According to the US Census Bureau, the first official observance was on May 28, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. By the 20th century, the holiday was extended to all soldiers

Arlington National Cemetery , About 220000 American flags will be placed on every headstone in the cemetery before Memorial Day. Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to flock to Arlington National Cemetery this week to pay their

Approximately 220000 American flags will be placed on every headstone in the cemetery before Memorial Day. By Lauren Sausser Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery is the final resting place for many troops who have died in Iraq, Afghanistan and

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