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  • President Clinton DDay Speech at Normandy American Cemetery 1994
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    President Clinton at D-Day 50th Anniversary

    President Clinton spoke at the 50th anniversary of D-Day and visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial above Omaha Beach in Colleville-sur-Mer, France. The president paid tribute to the Americans who served in…

  • VJ Day 50th Anniversary
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    V-J Day 50th Anniversary

    At a joint service review at Wheeler Air Force base honoring Pacific War veterans, President Clinton thanked veterans for their sacrafice and service to the nation. The president challenged…

  • Secretary Perry Farewell Tribute
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    Secretary Perry Farewell Tribute

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff paid tribute to retiring Defense Secretary Perry. The ceremony and military drills were held indoors at Ft. Myers because of cold weather. General Shalikashvili praised Secretary…

  • Admiral Boorda Memorial Service
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    Admiral Boorda Memorial Service

    Defense Department officials eulogized Admiral Jeremy “Mike” Boorda at a memorial service. He died last week.

  • Womens Military Service Memorial
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    Women's Military Service Memorial

    President Clinton and others participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Women in Military Service Memorial. The president said the memorial will tell the stories of hundreds of thousands of…

  • Captain OGrady Homecoming
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    Captain O'Grady Homecoming

    General Shalikashvili, Secretary Perry and President Clinton welcomed home Captain O’Grady and paid tribute to his courage and that of those who rescued him. Captain O’Grady also spoke…

  • VE Day 50th Anniversary
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    V-E Day 50th Anniversary

    President Clinton and others spoke at a National V-E Day Commemoration to mark the 50th anniversary of the World War II victory in Europe.

  • US Occupation of Haiti
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    U.S. Occupation of Haiti

    President Clinton and Mr. Perry spoke to about 1500 U.S. Navy personnel about how much progress has been made in Haiti in such a short time on what began as an unpopular military operation.

  • Emperor Akihito State Dinner
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    Emperor Akihito State Dinner

    President Clinton hosted the first state dinner of his administration, in the White House Rose Garden for the Emperor and Empress of Japan. During a dinner toast, the president stated, “We…

  • USFrance Utah Beach Ceremony
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    U.S.-France Utah Beach Ceremony

    Speaking from Utah Beach in Normandy France, President Clinton reflected on the sacrifices made by soldiers during the battle at Utah Beach, stressing that the work of those who did not return, and…

  • Native American Issues
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    Native American Issues

    In his meeting with American Indian and Alaska Native tribal leaders today at the White House, President Clinton spoke of respecting the values, religions, identities, and sovereignty of Native…

  • Iraq Helicopter Downing Memorial Service
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    Iraq Helicopter Downing Memorial Service

    At Fort Myer, Virginia, President Clinton attended a memorial service for the victims of the helicopter downing in Northern Iraq on April 14. “The lives of the Americans and their 11 compatriots…

  • Defense Secretary Nomination
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    Defense Secretary Nomination

    During a ceremony at the White House, President Clinton introduced his nominee to become Secretary of Defense. Mr. Perry, currently Assistant Secretary of the department, spoke about the…

  • Military Base Closings
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    Military Base Closings

    President Clinton spoke to an audience at Alameda Naval Air Station on his administration’s efforts to help military personnel and communities affected by the base closing program of the…