This is how Biden commemorated Memorial Day – Telemundo Washington DC (44)

This is how Biden commemorated Memorial Day – Telemundo Washington DC (44)
This is how Biden commemorated Memorial Day – Telemundo Washington DC (44)

VIRGINIA – President Joe Biden commemorated Memorial Day this Monday with the promise that the United States will continue the work of the soldiers who gave their lives to create a more perfect union “for which they lived and for which who died.”

In his remarks during a solemn ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, the president noted that each generation must ensure that the sacrifice of the elements of the country’s armed forces is not in vain.

“Freedom has never been guaranteed,” Biden declared under a cloudy sky at the memorial amphitheater. “Each generation must earn it, fight for it, defend it in the battle between autocracy and democracy, between the greed of some and the rights of many.

“On this day, we come together again to reflect, to remember and, above all, to recommit ourselves to the future they fought for, a future based on freedom, democracy, opportunity and equality. Not just for some, but for everyone.”

Before the start of the ceremony, Biden, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

In his remarks, Biden invoked this week’s anniversary of the death of his son Beau, who was deployed in Iraq and later died from brain cancer, which the president attributes to the time he spent stationed near toxic incinerators, to to highlight the importance of honoring the service of those who returned home wounded, in addition to those who died.

“Last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs provided more benefits and processed more applications than at any time in our history,” Biden said, while crediting the PACT Act that provides automatic coverage for certain medical conditions acquired by veterans to assume that they are a result of his military service.

“After fighting for our nation, these veterans had to fight for too long for the right to receive health care, to receive the benefits they earned, but no longer.”

Biden began the day with a breakfast at the White House for government officials, military officers, veterans and families of soldiers who died in service.

 
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