Obama honors fallen troops at Arlington Cemetery


Obama Honors Fallen Troops at Arlington National Cemetery: President Barack Obama on Monday paid tribute to war veterans at Arlington National Cemetery and reminded Americans that the nation is ending its

President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns today at the Arlington National Cemetery, honoring veterans and fallen troops on Memorial.

Photo: Charles Dharapak / AP Honor Guard members line up for the Memorial Day Observance at the Memorial Amphitheater ahead of President Barack Obama's arrival at Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 28, 2012. Photo: Charles Dharapak / AP President

Since 1868, Arlington National Cemetery has been the focal point of national Memorial Day commemorations. As the United States honors its fallen military heroes, explore eight surprising facts about one of the most sacred pieces of ground in America.

Photo: Charles Dharapak / AP Honor Guard members line up for the Memorial Day Observance at the Memorial Amphitheater ahead of President Barack Obama's arrival at Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 28, 2012. Photo: Charles Dharapak / AP President

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