Veterans Day in 2020: quiet parades, somber virtual events
Celebrations marking Veterans Day gave way to somber virtual gatherings Wednesday, with many of the nation's veterans homes barring visitors to protect their residents from the surging coronavirus that has killed thousands of former members of the U.S. military.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visit Arlington National Cemetery to mark Veterans Day where they attend a somber wreath-laying ceremony. It is Trump's first official appearance four days after media projections showed him losing the US election to Democratic rival Joe Biden.
- - - - - - - - - Joe Biden marked Veterans Day Wednesday with a visit to the Korean War Memorial in Philadelphia, where he laid a wreath. The president-elect made a brief foray out with his wife, Jill, to honor the nation's veterans. (Nov. 11) Democrats and Republicans including President Trump, President-elect Joe Biden, and more honor those who served on Veterans Day 2020. Sen. Elizabeth Warren talked about the legacy of military service in her family in a Veterans Day 2020 message.