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Obama Vows to Support Military Members བོད་སྐད།

U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to do all he can to support members of the U.S. military and their families, as Americans mark the Memorial Day holiday on Monday honoring the nation's war dead.

In his weekly address Saturday, Mr. Obama declared that he will send U.S. servicemen and women into harm's way only when it is necessary, and will ensure that they have the proper training and equipment.

Mr. Obama said Americans have a responsibility to serve all servicemen and women as well as they serve the nation - a responsibility he said the United States has not always lived up to.

The president promised to support veterans with adequate health care and educational benefits. He said he is proposing the largest single-year funding increase in three decades for the Department of Veterans Affairs.