President, First Lady Host Iraq War Veterans

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • President Barack Obama shakes hands with a Marine during "A Nation's Gratitude Dinner," an event he and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted to honor Iraq War veterans at the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 29, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • A soldier attends "A Nation's Gratitude Dinner" hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House, Feb. 29, 2012. The dinner included men and women in uniform from all ranks, services, states and backgrounds, as representatives of the thousands of Americans who served in Iraq.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • First Lady Michelle Obama listens to Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta as he speaks during "A Nation's Gratitude Dinner" at the White House, Feb. 29, 2012.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • A soldier attends "A Nation's Gratitude Dinner" hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House, Feb. 29, 2012. The dinner included men and women in uniform from all ranks, services, states and backgrounds, as representatives of the thousands of Americans who served in Iraq.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • Vice President Joe Biden applauds as Army Sgt. 1st Class Sebastian K. Ellis attends "A Nation's Gratitude Dinner," an event hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to honor Iraq War veterans at the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 29, 2012.
 DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, left, and his wife, Linda, right, attend "A Nation's Gratitude Dinner," an event hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to honor Iraq War veterans at the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 29, 2012.
 DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mark Fayloga
  • First Lady Michelle Obama visits with service members and their guests at a dinner she and President Barack Obama hosted to honor Iraq War veterans at the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 20, 2012. White House photo by Pete Souza