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To returning troops, aid is pledged

Obama vows help as Afghan mission nears completion

WASHINGTON — President Obama pledged Monday that Americans “will never forget” the sacrifices made by the country’s military veterans and promised that his administration would continue pushing for money to support the men and women home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Speaking at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Obama declared that the nation’s most recent “chapter of war is coming to an end.” But he said that Americans must not let the service of the military fade from memory.

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