With his May 28 visit to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., President Obama became the first president since 1993 to speak and lay a wreath at the site. The president was there to mark the 50th anniversary of the start of the war, and in his speech he noted that the "denigrating" of returning Vietnam veterans was "a national shame, a disgrace" that needs to be rectified.
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