Sunday, June 26, 2022

Biden honors fallen service members at Arlington Cemetery for Memorial Day

President Biden led the commemoration of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday in a ceremony honoring fallen American service members.

The President was accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. ,

Biden, Austin and Miley were expected to comment later in the afternoon.

On Monday morning, the Bidens hosted breakfast at the White House for service members and their families, as well as veteran, military service and military family organizations.

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Later Monday afternoon, the President and First Lady are set to return to the White House and join relatives of service members who lost their lives in the war for a magnolia plantation ceremony on the South Lawn.

President Joe Biden arrives to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day.
Associated Press Photo/Andrew Harnick
Biden was joined by his wife, Vice President Kamala Harris, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
Biden was joined by his wife, Vice President Kamala Harris, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.
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First Lady Jill Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Holland arrive before President Joe Biden lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
First Lady Jill Biden and Interior Secretary Deb Holland arrive before President Joe Biden lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Associated Press Photo/Andrew Harnick

Biden began Memorial Day by visiting the grave of his late son Beau Biden to mark the seventh anniversary of his death.

Beau Biden, a veteran of the Iraq War and former Attorney General of Delaware, died on May 30, 2015, at the age of 46 from brain cancer. He is buried at St. Joseph at Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del.

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