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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 TrumpCaitlyn Jenner on Hannity touts Trump: 'He was a disruptor' Ivanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot Conservative Club for Growth PAC comes out against Stefanik to replace Cheney 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 TrumpJill Biden a key figure in push to pitch White House plans Petition calls for Jill Biden to undo Trump-era changes to White House Rose Garden Fox News's Bret Baier posts vaccination selfie 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 EsperCourt declines to dismiss Amazon challenge against JEDI decision Inspector general chose not to investigate Secret Service in clearing of Lafayette Square: report The paradox of US-India relations 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.