Trump to celebrate Memorial Day at Baltimore's Fort McHenry

Trump to celebrate Memorial Day at Baltimore's Fort McHenry
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump retweets personal attacks on Clinton, Pelosi, Abrams Biden swipes at Trump: 'Presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart' GOP sues California over Newsom's vote-by-mail order MORE will recognize Memorial Day at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, the White House confirmed Wednesday. 

The president and First Lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump, GOP go all-in on anti-China strategy The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Surgeon General stresses need to invest much more in public health infrastructure, during and after COVID-19; Fauci hopeful vaccine could be deployed in December The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Mnuchin: More COVID-19 congressional action ahead MORE will participate in a ceremony at the site on Monday, according to a senior administration official. 

“President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will again lead the American people in solemn remembrance of those brave American patriots who laid down their lives so we can live in the land of the free,” the official said in a statement. 

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Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark EsperBirx: 'I'm very concerned when people go out and don't maintain social distancing' Roundup: Everything you need to know about COVID-19 today 125 lawmakers urge Trump administration to support National Guard troops amid pandemic MORE, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley are also expected to attend. 

Trump’s visit is planned just over a week after Maryland started lifting some of its coronavirus restrictions. 

Last year, Trump recognized Memorial Day by speaking to troops aboard an aircraft carrier during a visit to Japan. In 2017 and 2018, Trump recognized Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery.