Originally posted on American Freedom:
Last updated at 10:40 AM on 1st March 2012
With a formal dinner for the few, President Barack Obama on Wednesday paid solemn tribute to the many.
The president, who opposed the Iraq war from its outset, thanked those who fought its battles by sitting down to a candlelit meal with a small cross section of the million-plus who served there over the past nine years.
Though the mood was reflective, the First Lady was caught looking rather grumpy at several points throughout the night.
Unusual choice: The President took the rare move of toasting with water, which many say is bad luck, during his remarks at…
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