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Good evening I'm glad we don't win for -- -- tonight President Obama today promise that America will be there for two veterans serving throughout the world on this Memorial Day.
He pointed out it is the first such holiday in nine years with no Americans fighting in Iraq.
And he led the remembrance at another past controversial conflict here's chief White House correspondent Ed Henry.
President Obama honoring those who died defending America starting at Arlington national cemetery.
600 acres of -- For all of you who -- a special weight on your heart.
We can strive to be a nation worthy of your sacrifice and ending at the wall.
Where the president marked the fiftieth anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War with some blunt words.
And came home and sometimes -- denigrated.
When you should've been celebrated it was a national shame.
That should never happen.
That's why here today.
That it will not happen again.
The president's likely challenger presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney was at San Diego's veterans museum and memorial -- greatness and -- people.
I believe is measured by the extent to which they will give themselves to something bigger than themselves.
Joined by the president's 2008 challenger Senator John McCain.
Who just yesterday was on FOX News Sunday blasting mr.
Obama's national security credentials this administration has a feckless foreign policy.
Which abandons American leadership a reminder neither side is really taking even one day off from politics especially with the votes of just over 22 million military veterans up for grabs.
A new Gallup poll shows Romney has a 24 point edge among those veterans.
While the president has just a four point lead among non veterans today at Arlington the president -- not so subtle reminder about his.
Record for the first time in nine years Americans are not fighting and dying in Iraq.
-- -- winding down the war in Afghanistan and our troops will continue to come home.
Two days after Vice President Biden used the commencement address at West Point.
To note Osama bin Laden was killed on this president's watch they got him.
-- the process.
Those warriors sent a messy -- the world.
That if you harm America.
We will follow you to the end -- be heard.
Well today Romney was even more direct -- using Memorial Day to make his case I wish I could tell you that the world is a safe place today.
It's not it.
Iran is rushing to become a nuclear nation.
As -- national sponsor of terror around the world the thought of this -- material in the hands of Hezbollah -- Hamas.
-- other terrorists is simply unthinkable McCain meanwhile was typically blunt in telling off a protestor.
-- -- his remarks.
-- -- every place in America.
Have a relative.
Now this special commemoration of the Vietnam War will continue through veterans day 20/20 five.
To mark fifty years since the last American troops left what was then called.
We're human city nowadays thank you had.
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