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Veterans Day 2013: Barack Obama hosts White House breakfast for veterans

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President Barack Obama spends Veterans Day on Monday honoring those who sacrificed for the nation.

In the early morning, Barack Obama hosts a White House breakfast for invited veterans and their families.

Later, the president travels to Arlington National Cemetery for the traditional wreath laying ceremony.

President Barack Obama traveled to Arlington National Cemetery for the traditional Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony

President Barack Obama traveled to Arlington National Cemetery for the traditional Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony

In his weekend radio address, President Barack Obama said Veterans Day is a chance for all Americans “to say two simple words: <<Thank you>>.”

President Barack Obama said: “Thank you to that greatest generation who fought island by island across the Pacific, and freed millions from fascism in Europe. Thank you to the heroes who risked everything through the bitter cold of Korea and the stifling heat of Vietnam. And thank you to all the heroes who have served since, most recently our 9/11 Generation of veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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