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While many of you relaxed at home today President Obama put the finishing touches on his national security overhaul.
Naming its new top military advisors.
Chief Washington correspondent Jim Angle reports the president also joined millions of Americans in paying tribute to the nation's war dead.
Causes on this holiday to honor those who have fought and died to protect their fellow Americans.
President Obama began -- day remember just for veterans in the Rose Garden saying they gave their best and deserve the best in return.
-- guide them.
And support their families.
Strength and compassion.
With that he nominated general Martin Dempsey as chairman of the joint chiefs Dempsey now army chief of staff commanded the first armored division in Iraq in 2003.
And later was in charge of training Iraqi forces.
He also led the US army's training program.
He's probably the most liked Forestar in the military today just because of his personality because the respect they have for Marty Dempsey is a competent -- so.
I can't think in these tough times ahead of a better person to be the number one military guy of the armed forces.
President also nominated admiral James -- -- as the vice chairman and general Ray Odierno as army chief of staff.
The president had intended to move up Marine Corps general James Cartwright now vice chairman of the -- But mr.
Obama torpedoed his own candidate by asking him to privately offer an alternative for Afghanistan.
Behind the backs of Defense Secretary Gates and other top brass.
Who recommended adding 40000 troops that poisoned the well for cart -- and when the Pentagon opposes nomination.
The president backed off.
As a consolation mr.
Obama gave her right a farewell not using his nickname of hawks.
I've also benefited enormously from the advice and counsel.
-- -- -- -- I'll always be personally grateful the -- for his friendship.
And partnership the president then went Arlington cemetery to lay a wreath and pay tribute to all those who volunteer to serve their nation.
That's what we -- That's spirit that says.
Send me no matter of the mission.
Send me no matter the -- Veterans living and dead were honored all over the nation's capital at the war war two memorial.
As well as at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Today the holiday of course but for many a somber one as we all remember those who sacrificed everything to preserve our way of life.
-- Jim -- live at the White House thank you --
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