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Biden, joined by Obama, Bush and Clinton, will lay a wreath at Arlington after inauguration

Biden, joined by Obama, Bush and Clinton, will lay a wreath at Arlington after inauguration
President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by three former presidents, will lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery following his Jan. 20 inauguration.

Absent from the list is President Donald Trump, who said last week he plans to skip Biden’s swearing-in.As of Monday, Biden’s swearing-in ceremony was still planned for the west front of the Capitol building.” Biden’s swearing-in ceremony will be scaled down from typical inaugurations because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Biden, joined by Obama, Bush and Clinton, will lay a wreath at Arlington after inauguration WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden, accompanied by three former presidents, will lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery following his Jan.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee said Monday that Biden would lay the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – one of his first acts as president – as a way of “honoring our men and women in uniform who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our common values.“This inauguration marks a new chapter for the American people – one of healing, unifying, of coming together, of an America united,” said Tony Allen, CEO of the inaugural committee.

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