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Trump marks Memorial Day with events in Virginia and Maryland | White House photo

Donald Trump recalled Memorial Day to fallen American soldiers, making a speech at Fort McHenry.

President Donald Trump paid tribute Monday to members of the US military who have lost their lives in wars by commemorating the Memorial day or Memorial Day.

Trump delivered a speech at Fort McHenry where he spoke of an unviable enemy: “the coronavirus.”

“We cry with every family that has lost a loved one,” Trump said. But the president indicated that the nation would “beat” the virus, comparing that battle to Fort McHenry’s noble story.

The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Sanctuary is where the poem “The Star Spangled Banner”, written after a huge American flag was raised to celebrate a major victory over the British during the War of 1812, it became the US anthem.

Along with President Trump were the Secretaries of Defense and Interior and the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Trump spoke in a section of the fortress surrounded by an embankment and a stone wall.. A giant American flag was to the right of the podium.

Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan did not attend and said he was spending the day with his family celebrating his 64th birthday.

Previously the president Trump participated in the placement of a wreath at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Changes on Memorial Day for the coronavirus

Presidents often honor the fallen military by donning a flower crown and delivering a speech at the Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.

But the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed nearly 100,000 people in the United States, has led to changes this year. Trump only placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Trump has been steadily increasing his agenda in an effort to portray the nation as reverting to its pre-pandemic ways as it emerges from a devastating economic shutdown aimed at curbing the virus.

The United States leads the world with more than 1.6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and more than 97,000 deaths, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University.

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