US President Obama Highlights The Momentousness Of Memorial Day In An Address To The American PopulaceMay 31st, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 31, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Memorial Day is a massively significant federal holiday in America, which is observed on the last Monday of May in order to venerate the American soldiers, who have died while fighting wars on behalf of America. Barack Obama, the American President and also the American commander-in-chief, has declared, in his weekly radio and internet address to the American people that Memorial Day is an opportunity to aptly pay respect to the sacrifices the American troops have rendered in support of their nation and its ideals.
Obama has stated that Memorial Day presents a chance for the American people to introspect and appreciate the extraordinariness of the service provided by the American military personnel at home and overseas. Currently, millions of American soldiers are fighting two crucial battles in the Islamic world: in Afghanistan against the insurgency of the Taliban and in Iraq as it moves towards stabilization subsequent to the bloodshed that has been witnessed there ever since the dethronement of the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein.
Obama mentioned that the American citizens must express their passionate and concrete backing for the American troops who have died to protect America as well as for those who are waging battles currently to fortify the interests of America. The American troops must feel that the people at home value their excruciating sacrifices in the field. The veterans must get assistance of any kind on returning to their homeland.
Obama, in his weekly radio and internet address, also asserted that America is a well-heeled and mighty nation due to the foundational guarantee of America, executed by its patriotic soldiers, to dedicatedly preserve and advance the national welfare of America and even die for the sake of its protection.
Obama has been censured by some veterans’ organizations for his plan to attend a holiday service at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery outside Chicago, rather than journeying to the Arlington National Cemetery, where the American Presidents normally go to.
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