For his final time as commander-in-chief, President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery and pays tribute to the U.S. military on Veterans Day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama paid tribute to the country's heroes on Veterans Day, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. It's the last time he'll do so as commander-in-chief before leaving office in January. Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States that honors the service and sacrifice of military service members. And this year, comes just days after the U.S. presidential election. Obama made mention of it in his remarks. "Veterans Day often follows a hard fought political campaign... it often lays bare disagreements across our nation... but the American instinct has never been to find isolation in opposite corners, it is to find strength in our common creed... to sustain that strength and unity even when it is hard," said Obama.