President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Sept. 10, 2011. Section 60 is reserved for military personnel who have lost their lives while fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery, May 30
..with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen
First lady Michelle Obama greets Bob and Elizabeth Dole
President Obama place a challenge coin on the grave of a fallen soldier at Arlington National Cemetery
This made me laugh – there’s not a single mention of the President of the United States’ address at Arlington on Halperin’s page, instead the lead story is about…… the Flip-Flopper releasing a statement on Memorial Day
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden greet Susannah Flanagan, daughter of Frank Buckles, at Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Chapel in Arlington, Va., March 15, 2011. Buckles, the last surviving American World War I veteran, passed away on Feb. 27, 2011, at his West Virginia home. He was 110. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
LA Times: As a skinny teenage busboy, Juan Romero knelt beside a mortally wounded Bobby Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel. On Saturday morning, more than 42 years later, he knelt again, this time beside RFK’s grave on what would have been Kennedy’s 85th birthday.
Romero was wearing a suit for the first time in his life, saying it was the proper way to show his respect for a man whose memory he has tried to honor by living a life of tolerance and humility.
Getting up the courage to visit Arlington National Cemetery was not easy for Romero, a construction worker from San Jose who has been haunted for decades by the events of June 5, 1968. Under a soft blue sky, with fall colors exploding across the velvety slopes of the cemetery, Romero walked off to be alone and have one last good cry before visiting the grave.
Vice President Joe Biden talks to a family member of a soldier in Section 60, where troops from Afghanistan and Iraq are buried, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Nov. 11, 2010. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)