To commemorate Memorial Day, President Obama attended a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, where he placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns.
The President said that the war in Iraq was over, and he referred to the war in Aghanistan as "winding down."
But in his weekly radio and internet address, Obama noted the importance of taking care of veterans and their family members after they return home from combat.
We have to serve them and their families as well as they have served us. By making sure that they get the health care and benefits they need; by caring for our wounded warriors and supporting our military families; and by giving veterans the chance to go to college, find a good job and enjoy the freedom that they risked everything to protect.
Later today, Obama will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. According to the White House, this is the beginning of a 13-year program to honor Vietnam veterans and fallen soldiers.
Obama could use a boost in support among veterans: Romney has a big lead over the President when it comes to military members. According to a recent Gallup poll, veterans support Romney over Obama 58 percent to 34 percent.
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