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by ARLnow.com June 1, 2010 at 8:52 am 0

Biden Leads Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery — Vice President Joe Biden laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns and gave the keynote speech at the Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery’s Memorial Amphitheater on Monday. “Collectively, the generation of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who have served and sacrificed for us are the heart and soul, and I would say, spine, of this nation,” Biden said. The Vice President also visited the cemetery’s section 60, which is the final resting place for troops who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Guardsmen Complete 550 Mile Run to Arlington — Two National Guardsmen have completed a three week, 550 mile “resiliency run” from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery. Col. Jack Mosher and Maj. Herbert Brock collectively ran a marathon each day to encourage “the warrior spirit in everyone.” They also documented their experience on the web.

Local Author Finalist in Amazon.com Competition — Patricia McArdle, a retired diplomat and Arlington resident, is one of six finalists for Amazon.com’s Breakthrough Novel Award. More from the Sun Gazette.

Deadline for Absentee Voting — Today is the last day to mail an absentee ballot for the eighth congressional district primary. Republicans Matthew Berry and Patrick Murray are facing off for the right to challenge Democrat Jim Moran in the fall.

Official White House Photo by David Lienemann.

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