• Obama: Memorial Day ‘Especially Meaningful’ Because Wars Are Over

    President Barack Obama said during his Memorial Day address that this Memorial Day is “especially meaningful” because America is in no “major ground war.”

    “In the past decade we’ve seen these values on display again in the men and women of our 9/11 generation. For many of us this Memorial Day is especially meaningful. It’s the first since our war in Afghanistan came to an end,” Obama said during his speech on Monday at the Arlington Cemetery.

    He noted that it was the first Memorial Day honoring fallen soldiers in more than a decade that the U.S. “is not engaged in a major ground war.”

    “Today is the first Memorial Day in 14 years that the United States has not engaged in a major ground war,” he said. “On this day we honor the sacrifice of thousands of American service members men and women who gave their lives since 9/11 including more than 2,200 American patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan.”

    Taliban truck bomb hit government offices in southern Afghanistan today. Fifteen ISIS members were killed in fighting in Afghanistan today. And, aren’t we fighting a ground war with climate change, Mr. President?

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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