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President Obama Honors Veterans at Wreath Laying, Breakfast

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President Barack Obama paid tribute to America's veterans by laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery.
 
The president also hosted a Veterans Day breakfast Monday at the White House for those who have served in the military and their family members.
 
Obama said in his Veterans Day proclamation that the country's obligations to those who have served "endure long after the battle ends."
 
He said the courage, self-sacrifice and devotion of veterans represent the American character at its best and he encouraged everyone to honor every service member who has ever worn the country's uniforms. 

"They put on the uniform and they put their lives on the line. They do this so that the rest of us might live in a country and a world that is safer, freer, and more just. This is the gift they have given us."

Richard Overton, who's 107 years old, was among the veterans gathered at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia today as President Barack Obama paid tribute to service members. 
 
Obama said Overton was "one American veteran, living proud and strong in the land he helped keep free."
 
He also said the nation has a responsibility to make sure U.S. troops returning from war are the "best cared-for and best respected veterans in the world." 
 
Obama earlier laid a wreath at Arlington in memory of the nation's war veterans. He said in his Veterans Day proclamation that the country's obligations to those who have served "endure long after the battle ends."  (AP) 

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