‘As one nation, we mourn.’ Trump marks Memorial Day during coronavirus pandemic

In the midst of a pandemic near the very edge of asserting 100,000 American lives, President Donald Trump made Memorial Day visits to a military burial ground and a noteworthy fortress on Monday – and gave recognition to support individuals reacting to the coronavirus.

President Donald Trump salutes at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, in honor of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Arlington, Va., with Vice President Mike Pence.

“I remain before you at this honorable stronghold of American freedom to pay tribute to the unfading spirits who battled and kicked the bucket to keep us free,” Trump said at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, where he and first woman Melania Trump held their hands over their souls as a fife and drum corps played the national song of praise.

“A huge number of administration individuals and national watchmen are on the forefronts of our war against this awful infection,” Trump said. “As one country, we grieve close by each and every family that has lost friends and family, including the groups of our extraordinary Veterans.”

President Donald Trump salutes at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, to pay tribute to Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Arlington, Va., with Vice President Mike Pence.

President Donald Trump salutes at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, to pay tribute to Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Arlington, Va., with Vice President Mike Pence.

A couple hundred individuals assembled outside at the fortification, which was enlivened with red, white and blue pennants.

President Donald Trump speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, Monday, May 25, 2020, in Baltimore.

 

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Prior, as a military bugler played “Taps,” Trump followed custom by setting a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The concise function regarded “the individuals who have kicked the bucket for our extraordinary Nation while serving in the US Armed Forces,” the White House said in an announcement.

This Memorial Day comes as the United States supports to pass the 100,000 imprint in passings from the coronavirus that has constrained the shutdown of state economies and restricted open occasions. More than 1.6 million Americans have tried positive for the infection and almost 98,000 have passed on as of early afternoon Monday, as indicated by Johns Hopkins University.

During the War of 1812, Americans warriors at Fort McHenry protected Baltimore from assault by the British. The raising of a huge American banner at the post motivated the sonnet that transformed into the national song of devotion, The Star Spangled Banner.

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