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 TrumpObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Trump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19 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 TrumpPence adviser Marty Obst tests positive for COVID-19 Documents show Trump campaign ignored coronavirus guidelines at Duluth rally: report Two Loeffler staffers test positive for COVID-19 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. 


Defense Secretary Mark EsperMark EsperOvernight Defense: Biden nets military family endorsements | Final debate features North Korea exchange | Judge refuses to dismiss sexual assault case against top general Israel signals it won't oppose F-35 sale to UAE Our troops in the Sinai are a small force with outsized importance 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.