US Honors Veterans Over Memorial Day Weekend

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The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain, speaking Sunday in Manhattan to a congregation that has tied gold ribbons on Marble Collegiate Church's fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the sacrifice of veterans around the world as President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for Memorial Day. Across the nation, citizens were marking Memorial Day with somber ceremonies, flag planting at cemeteries, parades and even barbecues. Obama directed all government agencies in the United States to fly their flags at half-staff Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

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