Arlington National Cemetery
President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them” for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.
Families can preserve the sanctity of Memorial Day while maintaining hope for the future and joy in the present. No matter what state you call home, there are many ways to mark the day.
On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted French President François Hollande for an official state dinner at the White House.
A St. Paul man will receive a national honor at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Friday.
With their bodies bundled up against December’s biting cold, patriotism and honor stood hand-in-hand on the frozen ground of Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
The men, including Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. Robert L. Christopherson of Blue Earth, Minn., were buried in a single casket with full military honors Wednesday.
A Marine from Minnesota will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday.