Obama asks Americans to do more than just remember nation's fallen heroes on Memorial Day
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press
May 25, 2013 - 6:06 am 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.
Fir Grove Elementary School fourth grader Brayden Corey, right, and grandmother Gayle Thomas of Roseburg, Ore. share a moment at the grave of Jackie Thomas, Brayden's grandfather and Gayle's husband at the Roseburg National Cemetery, Friday, May 24, 2013. Jackie Thomas served in the Marine Corps and died in 2010. Brayden Corey was at the cemetery to join classmates from Fir Grove Elementary School placing flags at headstones. (AP Photos/The News-Review, Michael Sullivan)
In the Republican address, Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe thanks the nation for its prayers and support following Monday's deadly tornado in his home state. He recalls past natural and man-made disasters in Oklahoma and says that while the state was hard hit, "we're not knocked out."