Advertisement

Pence honors fallen service members at Arlington cemetery

May 27, 2019 04:27 PM

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has paid tribute to fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces, thanking their loved ones in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and acknowledging that for them "every day is Memorial Day."

Pence placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to remember dead service members whose remains haven't been identified and observed a moment of silence. He told Gold Star families he was honored by their presence.

Advertisement

Dignitaries attending Monday's ceremony included Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. and acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan.

President Donald Trump and Melania Trump visited the Arlington, Virginia, cemetery last week and placed flags at several gravesites, a decades-old tradition known as "flags in." Trump is in Japan , where he's expected to address troops aboard a battleship.

Watch the video to learn more about the Memorial Day ceremony with the vice president, and other observances across the country.

Credits

AP

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Local law enforcement leaders react to unrest in Minneapolis

Albany police investigating fatal crash on Interstate 90 ramp

Capital Region hit with severe storms

Alliance of Lake George Businesses wants restaurant restrictions loosened

Niskayuna woman welcomed home after surviving coronavirus coma

Advertisement