On Memorial Day weekend, U.S. President Barack Obama uses his weekly address to pay tribute to members of the military who have died while serving the country. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Story: U.S. President Barack Obama used his weekly address to the American people to pay tribute to U.S. troops who have died while serving the country. As the nation observes the Memorial Day holiday this weekend, Obama urged Americans to honor the fallen in some way, either by sending a care package to troops, laying flowers at a grave, or hiring a veteran who needs a job. Obama also underscored the importance of not sending troops into "harm's way" unless it was absolutely necessary. Obama's address comes a day after he concluded a trip to Vietnam and Japan, where he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms.