President Obama spending Memorial Day honoring the men and women who died for the sake of freedom.
FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:
President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, opening a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
In his remarks, President Obama alluded to the scandal rocking the Veteran's Affairs Administration.
(President Obama) "As we've been reminded in recent days, we must do more to keep faith with our veterans and their families."
President Obama said we must ensure vets get the benefits and opportunities they've earned and deserve. The President said because of the sacrifices of fallen patriots, our nation is stronger and safer.
In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.
This Memorial Day, many are taking time out to honor the nation's war dead.
FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington:
Roses, pictures and cards line the Vietnam Wall. Etched in granite, the names of the fallen: James D. Shaw, Larry W. Elliott, Charles E. Youngblood... just three of 58,299 names on the wall.
(Visitor) "There's people that rise to the calling for all the common good of everybody else."
People here say they came to find the names of their loved ones. Others came to pay respects to strangers who paid the ultimate price for their freedom.
At the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.
FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from the World War II Memorial in Washington:
Flowers line the entrance to the World War II Memorial here in Washington. A note reads: "To the memory of our gallant sons and daughters". A younger generation of sons and daughters came here to remember their parents and those they never knew, but wish they did.
(Visitor) "They call it the greatest generation, and it's not by accident."
As the granite wall here says: to them, we have a solemn obligation.
At the World War II Memorial, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.