Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery and Fort McHenry on Memorial Day

President Trump began observing Memorial Day with a tweet Monday morning: “HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!” He then participated at a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, and will also attend a ceremony at Fort McHenry in Baltimore.

Mr. Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Monday morning. Although the wreath laying is usually part of a ceremony that involves a presidential address, Mr. Trump did not deliver a speech at the cemetery, which is closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The wreath laying lasted about five minutes. Mr. Trump walked up to the wreath and stood silently before it, reached out and briefly placed his hand on the wreath, and then saluted.


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