Obama, just returned from Afghanistan, lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier to mark holiday

May 26, 2014 4:07 PM

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Obama, just returned from Afghanistan, lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier to mark holiday

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama led the nation in commemorating Memorial Day, declaring the United States has reached "a pivotal moment" in Afghanistan with the end of war approaching.

Obama, who returned just hours earlier from a surprise visit with U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, paid tribute to those lost in battle there and elsewhere over history. He called them "patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice" for their country.

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