Americans are remembering those who died in military service to their country on Monday's Memorial Day holiday.
President Bush laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington, as people across the country participated in special events to commemorate the nation's war dead.
Mr. Bush paid tribute to those who fought and died throughout U.S. history, calling those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan "a new generation of fallen heroes."
Mr. Bush added that after five years of conflict, hundreds of thousands of Americans are still volunteering to serve their country.
More than three-thousand, four-hundred U.S. troops have died in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. The Defense Department says at least 325 U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.