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May 30th, 2011

Summary: In a solemn commemoration of Memorial Day, President Barack Obama participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 30, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao expressed no support for proposed U.N. sanctions against ally North Korea over its alleged sinking of the South Korean warship Cheonan, declining to join other key nations in blaming Pyongyang.

May 31st, 2010

Summary: Coverage of Memorial Day tributes by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and major news services. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 31, 2009 Aubrey Immelman featured his psychological assessment of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il, examined the leadership style implications of Kim’s personality profile, and evaluated the threat potential of North Korea with respect to U.S. national security.

May 25th, 2009

Summary: Memorial Day tribute to the men and women of America’s fighting forces — both the living and the dead — and in particular those who gave their last full measure of devotion. … “The Blessings and Burdens of Liberty,” keynote address delivered by Lt. Col. James C. Fischer at the Memorial Day commemoration, St. Cloud VA Medical Center, May 25, 2009.