President Barack Obama Honors Medal of Honor Recipients

Yesterday was National Medal of Honor Day, and people around the nation took a moment of their day to remember the sacrifices made by the American soldier. President Obama reached out to Medal recipients by making an unscheduled stop at Arlington National Cemetery for a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He was accompanied by four Medal recipients: Lt. Thomas Hughes, Col. Joe Jackson, Col. Robert Howard and Lt. John William Finn.

Later in the day, President Obama issued a statement, saying, “Medal of Honor recipients are the foremost example of greatness in service and sacrifice. Their bravery and humble strength continues to reassure our nation of the strength of its character and ideals even in these difficult times. We owe these heroes a debt of gratitude that our nation can never fully repay.”

Read more in the Associated Press,, KSLA-News 12, or MSNBC or Norwalk Reflector or the Moderate Voice or Human Events.

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