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President Speaks About VA Hospitals

obam(CNN) — American’s are remembering the nation’s fallen heroes today. These are the men and women who have given their lives in defense of the nation. There are Memorial day ceremonies happening across the country.

President Obama participated in a wreath laying ceremony and delivered a speech at Arlington National Cemetery today. During his remarks the President alluded to the recent scandal rocking the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

“As we have been reminded in recent days, we must do more to keep faith with out veterans and their families and ensure that they get the care and benefits and opportunities that they have earned and that they deserve,” said President Obama. “These Americans have done their duty. They ask nothing more than that our country does ours now and for decades to come.”

The crisis at VA hospitals surfaced recently with revelations that veterans were waiting months for medical treatment, and some were dying during these long waiting periods.