• May 27, 2013  

    President Barack Obama observed Memorial Day by visiting graves of troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan at Arlington National Cemetery and meeting with family members of the fallen. The president urged Americans to not take for granted the sacrifices made by U.S. troops. Gwen Ifill reports on ceremonies around the nation. Continue reading

  • May 28, 2012  

    As Americans across the globe remembered generations of the nation’s fallen this Memorial Day, President Obama and Mitt Romney joined the observances — taking time out from the campaign to praise the contributions of the country’s servicemembers. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • May 31, 2010  

    In other news Monday, President Obama paid his Memorial Day respects at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery outside Chicago, and American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan paused to remember fallen colleagues. Continue reading

  • April 23, 2008  

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates nominated Wednesday Gen. David Petraeus to head the U.S. Central Command, which oversees operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military experts analyze the change in role and what it means for U.S. military efforts in the region. Continue reading