President Barack Obama is meeting privately Monday with wounded U.S. soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
The president's unannounced visit comes a day before the U.S. marks a formal end to U.S. combat operations in Iraq. The president will travel to Fort Bliss, Texas on Tuesday to thank soldiers for their service in Iraq before returning to Washington to address the nation from the Oval Office.
Monday's visit to Walter Reed is the president's second since taking office, though he also visited as a presidential candidate. He has also visited injured soldiers at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland.