During his brief visit to Hiroshima, Japan, President Obama spoke at the Marine Corps air station, a shared military installation with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. He thanked service members and their families as well as Japanese self-defense forces and officials.
Nearly 71 years after the United States dropped an atomic bomb there, President Obama laid a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. "We’re not bound by genetic code to repeat the mistakes of the past. We can learn. We can choose," Obama said in a statement after the wreath-laying.
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All over this city in western Japan, people say they are grateful that Obama is coming, and most say they aren’t bothered that it took this long – or that he isn’t going to apologize for what predecessor Harry S. Truman ordered.
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At the start of Memorial Day Weekend, a crowd of people gathered to pay their respects to those lost during war at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.
President Barack Obama is the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Hiroshima nuclear disaster site since then-President Harry S. Truman ordered the first nuclear bomb to be dropped in August, 1945. From the Truman Library to the museum that's home to the Enola Gay, Americans alike see Obama's visit as the right step forward in U.S.-Japan relations.
Florida native Rishi Nair, a 6th grader at Williams Magnet Middle School in Tampa, beat out nine other young geography whizzes to win the National Geographic Bee Championship Wednesday in Washington.
At a House of Representatives committee meeting on May 25, Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration Peter V. Neffenger explained the steps the TSA is taking to ensure that airport security lines will be reduced while still maintaining effective security measures at American airports during the summer travel season. (courtesy of the Homeland Security committee)
President Obama made a three-day trip to Vietnam to improve the United States’ relations in Asia, addressing trade, China and civil liberties.
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