Friday, February 27, 2009

Obama Greets Marines at Camp Lejeune

I love this photo. 
Check out some comprehensive local video coverage here. Soldiers say they're glad that they have an end date.
If you missed the speech, it was one of his best, so check it out here. Here's what Obama's improving for the troops:
We also know that service does not end with the person wearing the uniform. In her visits with military families across the country, my wife Michelle has learned firsthand about the unique burden that your families endure every day. I want you to know this: military families are a top priority for Michelle and me, and they will be a top priority for my administration. We’ll raise military pay, and continue providing quality child-care, job-training for spouses, and expanded counseling and outreach to families that have known the separation and stress of war. We will also heed the lesson of history – that those who fight in battle can form the backbone of our middle class – by implementing a 21st century GI Bill to help our veterans live their dreams. Read the transcript