Obama hon­ors 107-year-old vet­eran dur­ing cer­e­mony

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

Pres­i­dent Obama on Mon­day paid trib­ute to those who have served in the na­tion’s mil­i­tary, in­clud­ing one of the na­tion’s old­est vet­er­ans, 107-yearold Richard Over­ton, who served in World War II.

“This is the life of one Amer­i­can vet­eran, liv­ing proud and strong in the land he helped keep free,” Mr. Obama said dur­ing a cer­e­mony at Ar­ling­ton Na­tional Ceme­tery.

Mr. Over­ton rose slowly and stood to loud ap­plause when Mr. Obama men­tioned his name, then stood a se­cond time at the pres­i­dent’s re­quest and drew more ap­plause.

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