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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama has laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for many American war heroes.
    
Obama rode by motorcade from the White House to the hallowed burial grounds in suburban Virginia on a sun-splashed, but cool spring holiday. Cannon fire was heard in the distance.
    
An Honor Guard stood at attention along the road that carried the president to tomb site. The headstones at the national cemetery were adorned with mini-American flags.
    
Appearing before a hushed crowd at the venerable cemetery, Obama strode with uniformed military officers to the site of the Tomb and set the wreath in place after the playing of the National Anthem.
    
The president was to give a speech following the wreath-laying.

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