Nightly News | May 30, 2011
>> this memorial day when america honored the fallen, it's worth remembering, u.s. military men and women are in harm's front on three fronts, in afghanistan, in iraq, with nearly 50,000 troops remain as advisers, and now in libya as part of a nato support mission. we'll hear from some of those serving far from home in the broadcast tonight, but first, here in this country, president obama paid tribute to american war heroes as he laid a wreath at the graves of the unknown at arlington national cemetery . and he got personal, too.
>> to those of you who mourn the loss of a loved one today, my heart goes out to you. i love my daughters more than anything in the world, i i cannot imagine losing them. i can't imagine losing a sister, brother, or parent at war. the grief so many of you carry in your hearts is a grief i cannot fully know. this day is about you. and the fallen heroes that you loved.
>> across the nation, people took time out for traditional holiday parades and picnics, of course. this one in chicago. further