Monday, May 27, 2013

Decade of Conflict

Today marks a day of remembrance for those who have sacrificed their lives as well as continue to think about those who are still deployed overseas. Traditionally every Memorial Day the President speaks to veterans and military families and today was no different;  President Obama addressed the Arlington National Cemetery with a strong message of remembering that the United States is still at war. One of the most memorable lines from President Obamas speech was when discussing conflicts and new chapters in the United States history. President Obama said, "...even as we turn a page on a decade of conflict, even as we look forward, let us never forget as we gather here today that our nation is still at war."

President Obama hints at multiple common themes that are recurring in America. Americans are always moving on to the next thing, whatever is most prevalent at the moment and often forget of things still happening like the war in Afghanistan.  Another theme is the one of that America is almost always at war and President Obama hinted at the fact of moving "forward" and hoping that we would not be in another decade of war.

What do you think of President Obama's speech? What else do you think he was hinting at?

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