President Bush paid tribute during the Memorial Day holiday Monday to heroes of past wars as well as service members who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mr. Bush laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.
In remarks at the cemetery, the president said that freedom in on the march and America is more secure -- thanks to the sacrifices of service members.
Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States observed on the last Monday in May, honoring the men and women who have died in military service.
Special events, including parades and concerts, are taking place in cities and towns across the country.