Biden, Harris to observe Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

Biden, Harris to observe Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

His speech Monday focused on the ultimate sacrifice - US service members dying for their country - and what he said President Lincoln called "the last full measure of devotion".

President Joe Biden arrives at a Memorial Day event at Veterans Memorial Park at the Delaware Memorial Bridge in New Castle, Del., Sunday, May 30, 2021. "I want to assure each of those families, we will never forget what you gave to our country". "It was just a matter of how long he lived", Biden said in an address to troops. "Despite a lot of pain, you lost a loved one. We must remember the debt we owe those who have paid it and the families left behind", Biden said.

Though a tent was overhead, the cold wind whipped the rain onto the guests as they watched a lone military trumpeter play taps at a memorial to Delaware's fallen troops.

Biden also referred to the threats to the country's form of government. They saw a trumpeter playing a tap at a monument to the dead army in Delaware. When it was time, he salutes the wreath on the monument.

The president was joined Monday by First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff in a somber ceremony at the Virginia cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is dedicated to deceased service members whose remains have not been identified.

Biden has attended ceremonies nearly every year for decades, and first appeared at last year's event since the COVID-19 pandemic began, wearing a mask while spreading a wreath. Was.

Ahead of Memorial Day, members of the USA armed forces place flags in front of more than 260,000 headstones at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, May 27, 2021.

After serving as Delaware Attorney General for two terms, Beau Biden declared himself running for governor and saw him the same aspirations that many took his father to the White House. Admitted the unprecedented sacrifices made by military personnel and their families.

"Generation after generation of American heroes are signed up to be part of the fight because they understand the truth that lives in every American heart: that liberation, opportunity, justice are far more likely to come to pass in a democracy than in an autocracy", Biden said.

The United States' most recent war, the Global War on Terror, has killed more than 6,900 American service members, according to the CRS.

He largely avoided the particulars of worldwide affairs on Sunday, though he pledged to press Russia's Vladimir Putin on human rights during their summit in Geneva next month and said that the moment was right to show the world, and namely China, that the United States was ready to lead again after four years of a largely inward-looking foreign policy under President Donald Trump. After four years of nearly inward foreign policy under the hood, he is ready to take the lead again.

"It's time to remind everybody who we are", he said.

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