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Trump, First Lady Visit Arlington Ahead of Memorial Day

Trump, First Lady Visit Arlington Ahead of Memorial Day

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit Arlington National Cemetery for the annual Flags In ceremony ahead of Memorial Day. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Thursday, 23 May 2019 04:28 PM

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid a surprise visit to Arlington National Cemetery Thursday afternoon ahead of Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers, and placed American flags at grave sites, the Washington Examiner reported.

The president and first lady also visited the section of the cemetery where Gen. John J. Pershing, the American commander in Europe during World War I, and Frank Buckles, who had been the last living veteran of World War I, are buried, the news outlet reported.

Trump and the first lady are scheduled to travel to Tokyo this weekend for meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a state banquet with Japan's imperial family.

On Tuesday, the president is expected to go to the Yokosuka U.S. Naval Base to further honor soldiers for Memorial Day – but wanted to go to Arlington Cemetery, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, the Examiner reported.

Trump did not make remarks during his visit Thursday. 

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid a surprise visit to Arlington National Cemetery Thursday afternoon ahead of Memorial Day to honor fallen soldiers, and placed American flags at grave sites, the Washington Examiner reported.
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