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President Barack Obama Weekly Address May 23, 2015 (Video/Trascript )
President Barack Obama Weekly Address The White House May 23, 2015
Hi, everybody. This weekend is Memorial Day—a time to pay
tribute to all our men and women in uniform who’ve ever given their
lives so that we can live in freedom and security. This year, the
holiday is especially meaningful. It’s the first Memorial Day since our
war ended in Afghanistan.
On Monday, at Arlington Cemetery, I’ll join our Gold Star
families, veterans, and their loved ones to remember all our fallen
heroes, including the more than 2,200 American patriots who gave their
lives in Afghanistan. And I plan to share a few of their stories.
Growing up in Arizona, Wyatt Martin loved the outdoors.
To him, a great day was a day spent fishing. After high school, he
enlisted in the Army because he believed that the blessings he enjoyed
as an American came with an obligation to give back to his country.
Ramon Morris was born in Jamaica, and as a teenager came
to Queens. Like so many proud immigrants, he felt a calling to serve
his new country and joined the Army. He fell in love, got engaged, and
the thing he wanted most was to make the world safer for his
In their lives, Specialist Wyatt Martin and Sergeant First
Class Ramon Morris travelled different paths. But in December, their
paths intersected as the final two Americans to give their lives during
our combat mission in Afghanistan.
This weekend also reminds us that, around the world, our
men and women in uniform continue to serve and risk their lives. In
Afghanistan, our troops now have a new mission—training and advising
Afghan forces. John Dawson was one of them. From Massachusetts, he
loved the Bruins and the Pats. In April, he gave his life as an Army
combat medic—the first American to give his life in this new mission.
This Memorial Day, we’ll honor Corporal Dawson as well.
Like generations of heroes before them, these Americans
gave everything they had—not for glory, not even for gratitude, but for
something greater than themselves. We cannot bring them back. Nor can
we ease the pain of their families and friends who live with their
But we are the Americans they died to defend. So what we
can do—what we must do—is fulfill our sacred obligations to them, just
like they fulfilled theirs to us. We have to honor their memory. We
have to care for their families, and our veterans who served with them.
And as a nation, we have to remain worthy of their sacrifice—forever
committed to the country they loved and the freedom they fought for and
Thank you, have a wonderful weekend, and may God bless our fallen heroes and their families.