Saturday, November 11, 2006
President Bush will honor the nation's veterans today by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The Veterans Day visit to northern Virginia is a presidential tradition, although Vice President Cheney did the honors last year. Bush, at the time, was in Pennsylvania, where he gave a forceful defense of his Iraq policy and accused critics of undercutting U-S troops who are on the front lines.His visit to Arlington today comes a day after he presided at the dedication of the new Marine Corps Museum in Quantico. The president became emotional as he announced he'll award the Medal of Honor to a Marine corporal who was killed in Iraq when he jumped on a grenade to save the lives of two fellow Marines. It's the nation's highest military decoration.