President Barack Obama honored fallen troops on Veterans Day Wednesday taking part in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, then spoke at the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.
So to all of them -- to our veterans, to the fallen, and to their families -- there is no tribute, no commemoration, no praise that can truly match the magnitude of your service and your sacrifice, Obama said.
Honoring military members abroad Obama said: when you touch our soil, you will be home in an America that is forever here for you just as you've been there for us. That is my promise -- our nation's promise -- to you.
Obama and the First Lady then walked through the headstones in the cemetery greeting families of the deceased soldiers.
On the same day the President held discussions with his national security team for a strategy in the war in Afghanistan. Obama is considering adding tens of thousands more forces to fight the war, according to Military Officials, CBS News reported.