Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"The lessons of that war speak to us still"

Obama honors the dead of World War I

26 March 2014 - President Obama paid tribute Wednesday to those who gave their lives during the First World War a century ago, walking among the crosses at Flanders Field in Belgium.

"The lessons of that war speak to us still," Obama said.

The president noted that World War I included the first use of chemical weapons, and discussed his modern efforts to remove chemical weapons from Syria.

"We must never, ever take our progress for granted," Obama said.

The year 2014 marks the centennial of the start of the First World War. read more>>>

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