US marks Memorial Day weekend with somber ceremonies, flag planting; Obama goes to Afghanistan

  • by: JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 25, 2014 - 6:25 PM

NEW YORK — The U.S. Marine Corps' chaplain, speaking Sunday to a congregation that has tied gold ribbons on the church's fence in honor of fallen soldiers since the Iraq War began, lauded the sacrifice of veterans around the world as President Barack Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for Memorial Day.

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