Today, most Americans remember "the sacrifices of those who fell in military service to the country."
-- From "Silence, ceremonies to mark sacrifice of military" by the CNN Wire Staff 5/31/10
Vice President Joe Biden will take the place of President Obama for the traditional wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington, the most prestigious military cemetery in the country, where many of the soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried.
Obama is in Chicago, Illinois, spending the night with his family at their home for the first time in more than a year. He will mark the holiday with remarks at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, about an hour outside Chicago.
Back in Washington, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial will officially recognize six names added to the black granite wall in May.
The addition brings the number of men and women who were killed or remain missing in action to 58,267.
. . . the National Moment of Remembrance [3:00pm eastern time] -- established by Congress -- asks Americans to stop whatever they are doing and observe a minute's silence. The time was chosen because it is when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday . . .
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