President Barack Obama meets with advisors before a phone call in the Oval Office with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, May 31, 2010.

President Barack Obama meets with advisors before a phone call in the Oval Office with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, May 31, 2010.

President Barack Obama attends a reception at Fisher House with family members of wounded warriors in Hines, Ill., May 31, 2010.

President Barack Obama attends a reception at Fisher House with family members of wounded warriors in Hines, Ill., May 31, 2010.

President Barack Obama speaks to people aboard a bus after the Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill., was canceled because of severe weather, May 31, 2010. The President stopped to talk to people that were attending the event but were forced to return to their buses for safety reasons.

President Barack Obama speaks to people aboard a bus after the Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill., was canceled because of severe weather, May 31, 2010. The President stopped to talk to people that were attending the event but were forced to return to their buses for safety reasons.

May 31, 2010 "The skies opened up on Memorial Day outside of Chicago. When the lightning began, the Secret Service told the President that it was too dangerous to proceed. He took the stage by himself and informed the audience that his speech was canceled and that for everyone’s safety, they should return to their busses. Later, he boarded a few of the busses to thank them for attending and apologized for not being able to speak."

May 31, 2010
"The skies opened up on Memorial Day outside of Chicago. When the lightning began, the Secret Service told the President that it was too dangerous to proceed. He took the stage by himself and informed the audience that his speech was canceled and that for everyone's safety, they should return to their busses. Later, he boarded a few of the busses to thank them for attending and apologized for not being able to speak."

As rain falls, President Barack Obama begins to take part in the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill., May 31, 2010. Heavy rain and lightning later forced the cancelation of the event.

As rain falls, President Barack Obama begins to take part in the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery,  Elwood, Ill., May 31, 2010. Heavy rain and lightning later forced the cancelation of the event.

With storm clouds approaching, President Barack Obama and other dignitaries sing the national anthem at the 11th annual Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill., May 31, 2010. Heavy rain and lightning later forced cancelation of the event.

With storm clouds approaching, President Barack Obama and other dignitaries sing the national anthem at the 11th annual Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill., May 31, 2010. Heavy rain and lightning later forced cancelation of the event.

President Barack Obama pauses after laying a wreath at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill., on Memorial Day, May 31, 2010.

President Barack Obama pauses after laying a wreath at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill., on Memorial Day, May 31, 2010.

President Obama Assesses BP Oil Spill Response

The President speaks in Grande Isle, LA after assessing the response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill and reaffirms the Administration’s commitment to doing all in its power to help protect the environment and the livelihoods of the population affected by the spill. May 28, 2010.

President Obama Tours Fourchon Beach, LA

President Obama, Admiral Thad Allen and LaFourche Parish President Charlotte Randolf speak to the media after touring Fourchon Beach, LA to see methods being used to protect the beach from the effects of the Deepwater BP Oil Spill. May 28, 2010.

Weekly Address: Honoring the Fallen

Ahead of Memorial Day, the President asks all Americans to join him in remembering and honoring those who have died in service to the country.