DELAWARE—Since the coronavirus outbreak in mid-March, Presidential candidate Joe Biden suspended all public appearances. On Monday, May 25, Joe and Jill Biden, with the Secret Service, went to Veterans Memorial Park in New Castle, Delaware. Biden laid a wreath at the war memorial to honor the fallen. He and everyone with him wore black protective face masks and stood a few feet away from county officials.
Biden has referred to Memorial Day as a bittersweet day. His son, Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III, was in the Delaware Army National Guard and served in Iraq. Five years ago, he died from brain cancer.
“Never forget the sacrifices that these men and women made. Never, ever, forget,” said Biden at the Memorial Wall.
President Donald Trump visited the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, where he laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and more members of his cabinet. He also visited Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland with First Lady Melania Trump.