Obama commemorated the holiday at Arlington National Cemetery after returning from his surprise visit to Afghanistan. In New York, Mayor de Blasio honored veterans in ceremonies at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial in Riverside Park and at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. De Blasio and Gov. Cuomo both marched in the Little Neck-Douglaston Parade in Queens.
Hours after returning from a surprise visit to Afghanistan, President Obama commemorated Memorial Day by honoring the nation’s troops — and promising to do better by them at home.