Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

President Barack Obama participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery Monday, May 25, 2009. White House Photo, Lawrence Jackson

President Obama honored America’s fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery this morning and said that the men and women who choose to serve their country are the “best of America.”

The president laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington and said the cemetery, which is the final resting place for soldiers dating back to the Revolutionary War, serves as a reminder of the “meaning of valor.”

“With each death, we are heartbroken; with each death, we grow more determined,” he said.

Obama sent a wreath to the African-American Civil War Memorial in Washington, D.C. He is the first president to send a wreath to this memorial that honors the 200,000 African-American soldiers who fought for the Union Army.

We are here because they stood up and gave their last measure.

This May 25th is Africa Day, the official day of the African Union. It is an opportunity to celebrate African diversity and success, and join Africans around the world in highlighting the cultural, social and entrepreneurial energy of the continent and that of those of the African diaspora.

This year we will create a financial instruments to invest in the following African ventures:

  1. Provide Architectural Design and Environmental along with Professional Engineering, Construction Management and General Contracting Services
  2. Planned Unit Development centered around a building on such sites a full service Teaching Hospital and Orphanage supporting a K-12 School that specializes in AIDS orphans.
  3. Water Works Construction
  4. Waste Water Plant Development
  5. Clean Burn Waste Disposal Solutions
  6. Electrical Power Generation Plant Development
  7. Electrical Distribution Networks
  8. Next Generation Broadband Communications Solutions
  9. Creating a in country next generation internet service and cloud computing solution
  10. Safety Support for the above work and other Humanitarian Aid