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President Trump recently made his first public appearance in six days at the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery.
He respectfully stood outside in the rain and participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Watch the video of the wreath-laying ceremony below:
President Trump made his first public appearance in six days, visiting Arlington National Cemetery for a somber ceremony commemorating Veterans Day alongside first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. He did not speak at the event. https://t.co/nG5aJ2pD2W pic.twitter.com/yz8CxgV48O
— CNN (@CNN) November 11, 2020
President Trump participates in a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. pic.twitter.com/f9f5dzY0RC
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) November 11, 2020
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump observed Veterans Day on Wednesday in Washington, DC. https://t.co/NJsxqyMxOA
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) November 11, 2020
Fox News covered Trump’s visit to the Arlington Cemetery and had this to share:
President Trump on Wednesday attended a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to mark Veterans Day — Trump’s first public event since he was projected to have lost the presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden.
Trump visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, along with first lady Melania Trump, as well as Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence.
“On Veterans Day, we pause to pay tribute to all who have proudly worn our Nation’s uniform. These Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen selflessly placed lives, well‑being, and security of others before their own,” Trump said in a proclamation issued hours before the event.
It marked Trump’s first official public event since media outlets, including Fox News, called the presidential race for Biden on Saturday. Trump has railed against that result, alleging mass voter fraud and launching a number of legal challenges in battleground states.
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) November 11, 2020
President Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence participated in a wreath laying ceremony in the rain this morning at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day pic.twitter.com/ZjEq9ujLjK
— POLITICO (@politico) November 11, 2020
ABC News had this to add to the story:
President Trump broke a five-day stretch of no public appearances when he left the White House for a Veterans Day observance event on Wednesday.
In pouring rain, he laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.
The president at one point approached by himself, reaching out and touching the wreath for a moment.
He did not make remarks, departing immediately after the brief ceremony that lasted just a few minutes.
President Trump made no remarks at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
If you have ever been there you already know that no words need to be said, it’s a place of silence and respect towards our service members who are now deceased and were never identified.
If you ever have the chance, visit the Tomb of the Unkown Soldier, you won’t leave there the same.