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US Honors War Dead on Memorial Day

The United States is honoring those who died in military service with the annual Memorial Day holiday.   The observance Monday includes parades and other events in cities and towns across the country.   At Arlington National Cemetery, just outside Washington, President Barack Obama is scheduled to take part in a wreath-laying ceremony and give an address.   Ahead of the holiday, Obama spoke to troops Sunday in Afghanistan, noting that military gains there have "come...

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