Obama pays tribute to vets in ceremony at Arlington cemetery

President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. At left is Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. At left is Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, Commander of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the nation’s veterans in a solemn Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

On a crisp fall morning, the president laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns on Friday and bowed his head in silent tribute before a bugler played taps.

He also planned to make remarks at an annual observance honoring those who have served in the military.

Earlier in the day, the president held a breakfast reception with veterans and their families in the State Dining Room.

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