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Obama Lays Wreath, Pays Tribute To War Veterens

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CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Obama is making a Veterans Day
pledge to Americans who've served in the military.
In a statement, he said he'd work to make sure America serves
those veterans as well as they've served their country.
He said, "As your next commander in chief, I promise to work
every single day to keep that sacred trust with all who have
served." He praised what he called "the extraordinary service and
selfless sacrifice" of veterans who he says have "defended the
American people and stood up for American values."
Obama today took a brief break from his work of mapping out his
administration and monitoring the economic crisis. He marked
Veterans Day by laying a wreath at the bronze soldiers memorial
between the Field Museum and Soldier Field in Chicago.
He was accompanied by Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran who
lost her legs in combat, and who later ran unsuccessfully for
Congress.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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