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Kamala Harris and Jill Biden pay tribute to veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

Vice President Kamala Harris honored the nation’s veterans on Friday with a wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery. 

‘We’re gathered to pay homage to all those that have served our nation in uniform, at dwelling and abroad. In instances of battle, and in instances of peace,’ she stated of Veterans’ Day.

Harris positioned the wreath of purple and white flowers, with blue ribbons, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as first girl Jill Biden and second gentleman Doug Emhoff seemed on.

It wads chilly and wet in Washington D.C. for Veterans’ Day, the grey sky including to the somber temper of the solomn event. 

Harris wore a black coat and a member of the Army’s Old Guard, which guards the tomb, held an umbrella over her throughout the wreath laying.

Vice President Kamala Harris honored the nation’s veterans with a wreath laying at Arlington National Cemetery

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff and first lady Jill Biden attended the wreath laying

Second gentleman Doug Emhoff and first girl Jill Biden attended the wreath laying

It was a cold, rainy day in Washington D.C. for the Veterans' Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

It was a chilly, wet day in Washington D.C. for the Veterans’ Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

After the wreath laying, VP Harris praised veteran's service: 'We're gathered to pay homage to all those who have served our nation in uniform, at home and overseas. In times of war, and in times of peace'

After the wreath laying, VP Harris praised veteran’s service: ‘We’re gathered to pay homage to all those that have served our nation in uniform, at dwelling and abroad. In instances of battle, and in instances of peace’

She stepped in for President Joe Biden, who’s in Egypt as a part of a six-day overseas journey. 

After laying the wreath, Harris stepped again and paused for a second of reflection.  

The crowd of almost 100 was silent as The United States Army Band, ‘Pershing’s Own,’ performed Taps.

Harris, Jill Biden and Emhoff all bowed their heads.

‘Veterans characterize the very best of America: Unwavering braveness, unmatched expertise, and unshakable devotion,’ Harris stated in her remarks after the wreath laying.

‘You come from each nook of our nation and out of many you turn out to be one the best combating power on the earth,’ she stated. 

‘To be a veteran is to have really recognized the true value of freedom, and to have borne it for all of us. That is a debt that should at all times be remembered,’ she added. 

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis R. McDonough, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg additionally attended the ceremony, which honors Americans veterans throughout all navy branches.

Friday marked the 69th anniversary of the observence of Veterans’ Day – a nationwide vacation. 

President Biden acknowledged the sacrifices of America’s veterans when he addressed COP27 – a local weather convention in Egypt.

‘This day is a day of commemoration at dwelling within the United States. It’s Veterans Day,’ he stated. ‘America´s veterans and their households, survivors and caregivers are the very backbone and soul of the United States. And on this big day, on on daily basis, I honor all those that sacrifice to our nation, like my son.’ 

Biden’s son Beau served in Iraq as a member of the Delaware Army National Guard. He died of brain most cancers in 2015 – an sickness the president believes he acquired from being stationed close to burn pits in Iraq.

This is the primary Veterans Day since Biden signed legislation increasing well being look after service members who had been uncovered to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan or to chemical compounds that had been utilized in earlier conflicts.

Harris placed a wreath of red and white flowers and blue ribbon at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider

Harris positioned a wreath of purple and white flowers and blue ribbon at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider 

Vice President Kamala Harris paused for a moment of reflection after the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Vice President Kamala Harris paused for a second of reflection after the wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin joined the vice president for the ceremony

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin joined the vp for the ceremony

Attendees at the Veterans' Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery bow their heads

Attendees at the Veterans’ Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery bow their heads

US Marine Corp soldiers take part in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery

US Marine Corp troopers participate in a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery

And, aahead of the ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Jill Biden hosted a Veterans Day breakfast at the White House and introduced new assist for kids who stay with wounded service members and veterans.

The first girl’s Joining Forces Initiative presents assist for veterans and their households. She typically emphasizes that spouses and youngsters are as a lot part of navy service as these in uniform. 

Harris, in her remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, praised the primary girl’s work.

‘Through her management of Joining Forces, Dr. Biden fights for navy households, caregivers and survivors. And Dr. Biden our nation applauds your extraordinary work,’ the vp stated. 

The Hidden Helpers Coalition helps younger individuals who act as caregivers whereas their mother and father are within the armed forces. Harris and Emhoff joined the primary girl at her occasion.

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