In Memorial Day remarks, Biden honors troops who 'gave all' to protect democracy

At the 155th Memorial Day ceremony held on Monday at Arlington National Cemetery outside of Washington, D.C., President Biden paid tribute to those who had died in battle.

Along with certain members of the president's administration, Vice President Harris, first lady Jill Biden, and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff were present.

We perform this act of memory as a country every year because we must never forget the price that was paid to safeguard our democracy.

Never should we lose sight of the lives that these flags, flowers, and marble markers honor: those of a mother, a father, a son, a daughter, a sister, a spouse, and a friend. 

An American," stated Biden. "We remember each year. It doesn't get any simpler each year either.

Biden talked on his own loss of Beau Biden, who passed away eight years ago this Tuesday. The younger Biden, a major in the National Guard who served in Iraq, passed away from cancer.

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