Obama Receives Multiple Standing Ovations For Memorial Day Speech Thanking The Troops
According to the pool reporter on the scene, the President received several standing ovations for thanking the troops for their service. The 2015 Memorial Day speech was the first in nearly a generation that felt like a thank you to all of those who have sacrificed for their country. There was no mention of current conflicts and winning wars. For the first time since American troops went to Afghanistan, it felt like a real thank you and remembrance of the lives lost.
In a Memorial Day speech that saw him receive several standing ovations, President Obama thanked the troops who came home and those who didn't and marked the first Memorial Day in 14 years in which the United States was not fighting a ground war in Afghanistan.