Obama Pays Tribute to Vets in Ceremony at Arlington Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -
President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the nation’s veterans in a solemn Veteran’s Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

On a crisp fall morning, the president laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Friday and bowed his head in silent tribute before a bugler played taps.

President Barack Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald bow their heads during opening prayers before the president spoke in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery during a Veterans Day ceremony on Friday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald bow their heads during opening prayers before the president spoke in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery during a Veterans Day ceremony on Friday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

He also planned to make remarks at an annual observance honoring those who have served in the military.

Earlier in the day, the president held a breakfast reception with veterans and their families in the State Dining Room.