In a melancholic flower laying ceremony to commemorate the nation’s fallen military heroes, President Donald Trump and President-elect Biden both marked Veterans’ Day on Wednesday.
Trump made his public appearance for the first time in a few days. He participated in a wreath held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the rainy Arlington National Cemetery. He did not speak, but stroked the wreath and paid tribute to him while playing the tap.
Despite a crowded election night party at the White House last week, and despite several aides and senior officials who recently tested positive for the coronavirus, the President, Vice President Mike Pence, his spouse and Secretary of Veterans Affairs None of Robert Wilkie wears a mask. The ceremony, ignoring the sign at the entrance.
The cemetery also posted a tweet reminding people that there are regulations for tourists on Wednesday morning.
The tweet said: “All visitors should abide by the social distancing requirements and wear masks when in the cemetery.”
At the same time, Biden appeared to be wearing two masks when laying a wreath at the Korean War Memorial in Philadelphia. The president-elect was accompanied by his wife, Jill, who also wore a mask, but he did not speak in a brief ceremony.
Earlier Wednesday, Biden tweeted on veterans that he will be president, “respect your sacrifice, understand your service, and will never betray your values of fighting for your bravery.”