Trump Pays Tribute to America's Fallen in Memorial Day Statement

Trump Pays Tribute to America's Fallen in Memorial Day Statement”

Trump's statement came as President Joe Biden attended a commemorative ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joined Biden and Harris in the ceremony.

"To those who mourn a loved one today, Jill and I have some idea how you are feeling", Biden said in remarks Monday after laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, "Our losses are not the same, but that black hole you feel in your chest, like it is going to suck you in, it we get".

"Folks, you know, despite all the pain, I know the pride you feel in the loved one and - that you lost and those who are still serving - the pride and the bravery in the service to our great American experiment." he said.

The death of his son from a brain tumor at the age of 46 has always been present for Elder Biden, whose loss defines much of his worldview, is scattered in speeches, and arouses empathy for others who are painful.

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.

"On this Memorial Day, we remember the fallen heroes who took their last breaths in defense of our Nation, our families, our citizens, and our sacred freedoms", Trump said.

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On Sunday, Biden addressed a crowd of Gold Star military families and other veterans in a ceremony at War Memorial Plaza in New Castle, Delaware.

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. When it was time, he salutes the wreath on the monument.

Biden had attended the ceremony almost every year for decades, and it was at last year's event when he emerged for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, spotted with a mask while laying a wreath. Biden and other family members marked the anniversary of Beau's death with a memorial on Sunday at their church in DE and afterward walked to his grave and left flowers. "Between Me First and We the People".

Beau Biden, a former DE attorney-general, died of brain cancer in 2015 at age 46. He also worked for the Delaware National Guard, and when he was sent to Iraq, he was given permission to wear a uniform decorated with a different surname to avoid special treatment.

See more stories on Insider's business page. Admitted the unprecedented sacrifices made by military personnel and their families.

In a thinly veiled attack on the laws being pushed in more than a dozen states which restrict voting rights, the president said: "Democracy itself is in peril, here at home and around the world".

"It can hurt to remember, but the hurt is how we feel and how we heal", Biden said. After four years of nearly inward foreign policy under the hood, he is ready to take the lead again.

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