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President Biden honors Memorial Day, saying 'Our troops are brave, and that's why we're free.'

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

A wreath was laid at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by President Joe Biden during his Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

In addition to Biden, 20 military personnel from five branches of the military, the US Army band of 20 members, and the Joint Service Color Guard of 9 members took part in the wreath-laying ceremony.

Vice President Kamala Harris was also present, when with Biden Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.

The tradition is customary for U.S. presidents to mark the holiday, which is designated for honoring troops who lost their lives while serving their country.

30 May 2022


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