Obama: Americans must do more than just remember nation's fallen heroes on Memorial Day
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press
May 25, 2013 - 2:31 pm EDT
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the country must care for the loved ones the fallen leave behind. He says the country must also make sure that all veterans receive the care and benefits they have earned.
Obama says that, above all, the armed forces must have the support needed to carry out their missions at home and abroad.
A photo of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Corey Allen Little leans against his tombstone as volunteers place American flags at the graves of military service members at Georgia National Cemetery before the Memorial Day holiday, Saturday, May 25, 2013, in Canton, Ga. Little, 25, who was expecting his first child, was one of seven Marines who died in a helicopter crash Feb. 22, 2012, while training for a deployment to Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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