President Barack Obama's opposition to and ending of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” was featured in a video played at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) last week.

Obama speaking at his December, 2010 DADT repeal signing ceremony opens the nearly 2-minute video, titled Stronger Together: Don't Ask Don't Tell.

“For a long time your service has demanded a particular kind of sacrifice,” Obama said. “You've been asked to carry the added burden of secrecy and isolation. And all the while you've put your lives on the line for the freedoms and privileges of citizenship that are not fully granted to you.”

“So this morning I am proud to sign a law that will bring an end to 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,'” the president added. “This will strengthen our national security and uphold the ideals that our fighting men and women risk their lives to defend.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

The military policy which banned gay and bisexual troops from serving openly officially came to end on September 20, 2011.

During his first campaign for the White House, Obama pledged he would repeal the policy.