White House Weekly Address: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes this Memorial Day

In this week’s address, the President commemorated Memorial Day by paying tribute to the men and women in uniform who have given their lives in service to our country.

The President will spend the first Memorial Day since the end of the war in Afghanistan at Arlington Cemetery, remembering the more than 2,200 American patriots who gave their lives in that conflict, as well as all of our fallen soldiers. The President asked that all Americans spend Monday honoring the memory and sacrifice of those heroes, and remain committed to the cause of freedom and the country for which they fought.

This week was National Police Week, and the President honored fallen officers at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service, celebrated the reform efforts of police officers in Camden, New Jersey, signed the National Blue Alert Act to help protect police officers, and congratulated the graduates at the 134th Commencement of the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. POTUS also sent his first tweet. That’s May 15th to May 21st or, “@POTUS.”