President Biden speaks at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day

El presidente Joe Biden en una ceremonia por el Da de los Cados en las Guerras en New Castle, Delaware, el 30 de mayo del 2021. (Foto AP/Patrick Semansky) (Patrick Semansky, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

ARLINGTON, Va. – President Joe Biden participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery this Memorial Day.

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The president will also delivered remarks while visiting the cemetery on Monday.

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The day before the holiday, Biden visited New Castle, Delaware in commemoration of the holiday.

For Biden, a deeply personal Memorial Day weekend observance (AP)

President Joe Biden marked his first Memorial Day weekend as commander in chief by honoring the nation’s sacrifices in a deeply personal manner as he paid tribute Sunday to those lost while remembering his late son Beau, a veteran who died six years ago to the day.

As a cold rain fell, Biden made his annual appearance at the commemoration in New Castle, not far from his Wilmington home, a day before he planned to do the same at Arlington National Cemetery on the official observance.

The death of his son from brain cancer at age 46 is ever-present for the elder Biden, with the loss defining so much of his worldview, dotting his speeches and stirring his empathy for others in pain.

The Memorial Day weekend, long an important moment for Biden, took on added poignancy this year as the president spoke frequently and emotionally of his own loss while expressing the gratitude of a nation for the sacrifices of others.

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