Obama observing Veterans Day with Arlington rites

A Philippine government official walks past thousands of marble crosses following a wreath-laying ceremony at the American Cemetery and Memorial at suburban Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines, to pay tribute to U.S. veterans and their families on Veterans Day, Friday Nov. 11, 2011. The Manila American Cemetery and Memorial contains the remains of WWII Americans who died in the Pacific, China, India, and Burma along with Philippine Scouts who served with the U.S. forces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

November 11, 2011 11:51:54 AM PST
Heralding the end of one war and the drawdown of another, President Barack Obama observed Veterans Day on Friday by urging Americans to hire the thousands of servicemen and women coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.