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President Obama Commemorates Veterans Day

Posted November 11th, 2010 at 04:48pm

This year, President Obama celebrated Veterans Day among troops and veterans at Yongsan Garrison in South Korea.

He told the service men and women gathered:

"On this day, we honor every man and woman who has ever worn the uniform of the United States of America. We salute fallen heroes, and keep in our prayers those who are still in harm's way like the men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. We recall acts of uncommon bravery and selflessness, but we also remember that honoring those who've served is about more than the words we say on Veterans' Day or Memorial Day. It's about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It's about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits they have earned. It's about serving all of you as well as you've served the United States of America."

And that means ensuring that all returning soldiers and veterans have the resources they need to thrive. President Obama reiterated that America's commitment to its troops doesn't end when they leave the battlefield:

"So I want all of you to know that when you come home, your country will be there be for you. That is the commitment I make as your Commander-in-Chief. That is the sacred trust between the United States of America and all who defend its ideals."

President Obama spoke also to the America Korean War veterans in the audience:

"So many of you served your nation with such courage and commitment. You left your homes and your families and you risked your lives in what has often been called 'The Forgotten War.'

"Well today, I want you to know this: We remember. We remember your courage. We remember your sacrifice. And the legacy of your service lives on in a free and prosperous Republic of Korea. ...

"That is why you will always be the best that America has to offer the world. And that is why people who never met you and never knew you will always be grateful to the friend and ally they found in America. Thank you for your service, may God Bless you, and may God Bless the United States of America."

You've Invited Inside the White House

Posted November 10th, 2010 at 08:13pm

President Obama has made it a priority to open the doors of the White House—to truly make it the People’s House. Now you can take a tour of the White House without logging off your computer.

The White House has created an interactive online tour with behind-the-scenes photos and videos. Cook with the New Orleans Saints in the White House kitchen. Peek into the Situation Room. See the West Wing, the Residence, the East Wing, and the South Lawn. Tour the beehive with the White House beekeeper—and so much more.

Begin your tour here.

Call voters today

Posted November 02nd, 2010 at 11:34am

Election Day is today—and we need to get out the vote. The calls you make today could be the difference between winning and losing, and it’s incredibly easy to reach out right from home using Organizing for America’s online call tool.

It only takes a minute to get started, and it’s more important than ever to do so. 

Take time today to call voters in your state.

Do You Know Where to Vote Tomorrow?

Posted November 02nd, 2010 at 12:42am

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 2, is Election Day—the day we’ve all been working so hard for. And in order to keep moving this country forward, it’s important that everyone make it to the polls and cast a ballot.

Do you know where your polling place is? It’s easy to find. Visit RaiseYourVote.com. It only takes a minute to enter your address and find your polling place and everything you need to know to vote tomorrow.

Don’t wait to find your polling place.

When are you voting on Election Day?

Posted November 01st, 2010 at 06:05pm

Planning ahead is important—especially on Election Day.

If you make a plan for tomorrow and let them know today, Organizing for America will send you a reminder and help you stick with it.

Where will you be before you head to the polls? What will you be up to? And most important: When are you planning to vote on Election Day?