Friday, May 23, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation is marking Memorial Day with somber ceremonies, flag planting at cemeteries and parades.
The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain, speaking Sunday to a Manhattan congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church's fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the sacrifice of veterans around the world. Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben says what veterans have done "has allowed us to be here."
Meanwhile, President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for Memorial Day. He spent time speaking with troops and visiting soldiers at a base hospital.
On Saturday, Democratic congresswoman Tammy Duckworth served as grand marshal of Chicago's Memorial Day Parade. She lost her legs while serving her country in the Iraq War.
(Copyright 2014. The Associated Press.)
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