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Obama lays wreath at Pearl Harbor memorial

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:11 a.m. HST, Dec 30, 2011


President Barack Obama laid a wreath at a memorial honoring those killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. 

The president was joined at the USS Arizona Memorial by his wife, Michelle, late Thursday afternoon. After a moment of silence, the Obamas scattered flower petals in the water.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attacks, which claimed the lives of 2,390 Americans and brought the United States into World War II.

The president is in Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation. Several White House staffers who traveled to the Honolulu area with Obama joined the president at the Pearl Harbor memorial.

Earlier Thursday, Obama took his family to the beach, then stopped for shave ice, a Hawaiian version of the snow cone.



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Ronin006 wrote:
Mr. Obama, I am sure the several hundred people who had their tours canceled were very happy so you and your family could visit the Arizona Memorial.
on December 29,2011 | 09:40PM
MalamaKaAina wrote:
Did Barack bring Uncle Omar and Aunt Zeituni to talk about immigration entitlements.
on December 29,2011 | 10:19PM
3012708737 wrote:
To the haters: President Obama, President of the United States, laid a wreath at the memorial to honor the service of those killed at Pearl Harbor. Read the story, take a moment to honor them yourselves, and leave your snarky political rants inside your mouths. Thank you for your moment of silence.
on December 30,2011 | 04:30AM
toomuchpilikia wrote:
Are you kidding? Just about everything OB1 does is for show. He dislikes the military with a pasion. Military uniforms are not allowed in the White House..just like Clinton's administration. I guess you could call that Un-American!!
on December 30,2011 | 05:18AM
MalamaKaAina wrote:
Did Barack bring Uncle Omar and Aunt Zeituni to talk about immigration entitlements.
on December 30,2011 | 02:21PM
angeltaco wrote:
Puhleese! Hey America... look at me visiting the Arizona Memorial! I'm not on the golf course or at the the ALL THE TIME! Give me a break! And thanks for doing your little dog and pony show late in the afternoon so that it affected traffic. Really? Close Pali, Like Like, and H3? Shame on you Obama, you know that not everyone vacations in multi-million beachfront compounds. We work and would be nice after a long day of work to drive home without the added traffic because they had to close major highways.
on December 30,2011 | 05:17AM
HD36 wrote:
Obama request to raise the debt ceiling 1.2 trillion dollars while congress is on Christmas vacation. By requesting the debt ceiling being raised, Congress has 15 days to reject it, otherwise it automatically increases. Although he as delayed the request because people caught on, it will still pass.
on December 30,2011 | 07:50AM
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