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Trump honours fallen soldiers on Memorial Day twin events

US President Donald Trump took part in a solemn ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery outside Washington to commemorate Memorial Day, a federal holiday to mark the members of the armed forces who have died while carrying out their duties.
Trump participated in a wreath-laying protocol at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which followed a military gun salute. The president saluted as the national anthem and, later, the bugle call Taps were played.
Vice President Mike Pence, various members of the cabinet and officers from the higher echelons of the military took part as well, largely observing social-distancing procedures because of the novel coronavirus. Attendance was limited for the general public.
Trump was accompanied by the first lady, his wife Melania Trump.
The president also took part in a second event at Fort McHenry in Maryland later in the day, where he gave a speech that honoured the fallen, while also acknowledging the death toll from the new coronavirus.