Pres. Obama lays wreath at Arlington Memorial Day event

Posted at 3:13 PM, May 26, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-26 15:13:59-04

President Barack Obama spoke at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday in a memorial to honor fallen service men and women.

He also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

“For the parents who lost a child, for the husbands and wives who have lost a partner, for the children who have lost a parent, this day and this place are solemn reminders of the extraordinary sacrifice they have made in our name,” he said.

President Obama took part in the ceremony just hours after returning from a surprise visit to Afghanistan over the weekend.