Science

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.

More news: G7 Calls for 'Immediate and Unconditional' Release of Belarus Journalist

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.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


01 June 2021
WHO switches to Greek alphabet for virus variant names
The active cases have further reduced to 22,28,724 with a decline of 1,14,428 cases being recorded in the active caseload. The World Health Organisation has announced a new naming system for variants of COVID-19.

01 June 2021
Naomi Osaka announces she is withdrawing from French Open
No leading player has yet expressed publicly a desire to follow Osaka's lead by skipping news conferences. It added that the rules exist "to ensure all players are treated exactly the same".

31 May 2021
China to allow couples to have 3 children as its population ages
Bloomberg Economics estimates the slowdown in population growth means the world's most populous country could peak before 2025. A third of Chinese are forecast to be elderly by 2050, heaping huge pressure on the state to provide pensions and healthcare.

29 May 2021
Partisan disputes delay sweeping China tech bill in U.S. Senate
The desire for a hard line in dealings with China is one of the few truly bipartisan sentiments in the deeply divided U.S. Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Bill Cassidy, Ben Sasse and Rob Portman - voted to advance the measure.

28 May 2021
Second AstraZeneca dose now available for some Sask. residents
New appointments will automatically replace those previously booked through the provincial system, officials confirmed. The health authority dispensed AstraZeneca as first doses to around 73,000 Saskatchewan residents.

27 May 2021
Covid: Matt Hancock to face questions after Dominic Cummings attack
He added that "none of the decisions had been easy" but that his government had followed "the best scientific advice that we can". But his frequent clashes with colleagues are said to have led to persistent tensions and he left government a year later.

26 May 2021
A list of the four steps in B.C.'s restart plan
Infection rates peaked in early April, while hospital admissions increased and intensive care units filled with patients. The restrictions were supposed to last until April 19 but were extended as more restrictions on travel were introduced.

26 May 2021
Ontario reports 1st death related to VITT blood-clotting syndrome
In this case, everyone working for the clinic that day already had their first shot, so second doses were administered. South Sudan will be left with 52,000 doses that it hopes to use before the expiration date on July 18.

26 May 2021
European Union to cut air links with Belarus following Ryanair flight diversion incident
More than 34,000 people have been arrested in Belarus since then, and thousands beaten. Polish carrier LOT and Baltic airlines have begun bypassing Belarus.

25 May 2021
Italian cable vehicle crash kills nine, injures two children
The cable vehicle plummeted to the ground and then tumbled down the slope. "Our teams are still pulling bodies out", Cari added. The ill-fated cable auto started running again a month ago after a long break due to the pandemic, the cableway's website says.