Biden wants to honor fallen US soldiers

WASHINGTON (NewsNation) – President Joe Biden Monday will honor fallen US soldiers on Memorial Day.

The President is expected to be joined by First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff Monday in a somber ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Virginia Cemetery dedicated to fallen US soldiers, whose remains have not been identified. Biden will then make comments on the day. He has attended the Arlington ceremony almost every year for the past ten years.

NewsNation will live stream the ceremony and Biden’s remarks in the player above.

Hours before the ceremony, the President and First Lady attended a memorial service for Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer seven years ago on Monday. Beau was also a veteran, a personal connection the elder Biden has drawn on on Memorial Day in the past. Beau Biden served two terms as Delaware’s attorney general before declaring his candidacy for governor. He also served in the Delaware National Guard.

This year’s Memorial Day comes just months after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, which marked the end of America’s longest war.

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Dais Johnston

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