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Jim Jenkins

Memorial Day brings names in stone – and in memory

Every year on Memorial Day, the little pilgrimages are made – by thousands, probably tens of thousands, perhaps more. They are the survivors, the ones who live to mark the sacrifices of fathers, mothers, grandfathers and the greats and great-greats. The ones who died in uniform – America’s uniform, or yes, in some cases, the Confederacy’s or the Union’s uniform.

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Obama to Americans: 'It has been the privilege of my life to serve as your president'

In his last weekly address of 2016, President Obama thanks Americans for the progress that's been made over the last eight years, from protecting the planet to marriage equality. He calls for all Americans to come together in order to continue moving forward. As he transitions from president to citizen he reassures, "I will be there with you every step of the way to ensure that this country forever strives to live up to the incredible promise of our founding: that all of us are created equal and all of us deserve every chance to live out our dreams."
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Obama to Americans: 'It has been the privilege of my life to serve as your president' 1:47

Obama to Americans: 'It has been the privilege of my life to serve as your president'

Watergate investigator talks about differences between Trump-Russia and Watergate 1:51

Watergate investigator talks about differences between Trump-Russia and Watergate

First Lady Melania Trump appears to swat POTUS' hand when he reaches for her 0:14

First Lady Melania Trump appears to swat POTUS' hand when he reaches for her

'Amnesty doesn't work' Tillis says at immigration meeting 2:27

'Amnesty doesn't work' Tillis says at immigration meeting