US Observes Memorial Day With Wreath-laying, National Concert

A1F283D3-926C-44AA-929B-81E6D3D1F7C7_w640_r1_s{VOA NEWS} – President Barack Obama has several planned events on Memorial Day, the holiday that honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Obama hosted a breakfast for military and veteran service groups, as well as senior military leaders, at the White House Monday morning.

Later, the president took part in a Memorial Day observation at Arlington National Cemetery where he laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.