Americans mark Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 8:08 AM by Cheryl Wengren

UNDATED (AP) - Americans are marking Memorial Day today. President Barack Obama is hosting a breakfast this morning with organizations that support military family and families of the fallen. Then Obama will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, followed by remarks at Arlington National Cemetery.

In the Afghan capital Kabul, General John Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, placed a wreath at a monument, remembering American military personnel killed in action over the last 14 years. Campbell said, "We also remember the more than 1,100 coalition fallen who have also lost their lives fighting for a common cause to build a more stable, secure Afghanistan, as we also protect our homelands."

In Chicago, a special tribute will be paid today to Marine Cpl. Sara Medina, a combat photographer who was killed during the earthquake relief mission in Nepal.


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