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Obama Honors Fallen US Veterans

US President Barack Obama delivers his weekly address for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, 29 May 2010

U.S. President Barack Obama is using his weekly address Saturday to lead America in honoring the country's fallen military personnel for the Memorial Day holiday.

Mr. Obama called on Americans to pay tribute to fallen veterans with more than words.

The comments come ahead of Memorial Day, a national holiday that takes place on the last Monday of May each year.

Mr. Obama says Americans should make sure that members of armed forces have all the support they need, and that military veterans receive appropriate care and assistance.

The president summed up his address by saying Americans should serve everyone who has ever worn an American military uniform as well as they have served Americans.

Memorial Day also is the unofficial start of the summer season in the U.S. Many Americans spend the day enjoying barbecues and other outdoor activities.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.