Joe Biden honors veterans, lays wreath at memorial


The US President-elect, Joe Biden, has honored the country’s veterans.

Biden who stopped at the Korean War Memorial in Philadelphia, stated that the honor was in commemoration of the Veterans Day.

The former vice president and his wife Jill Biden on Wednesday laid a wreath at the memorial, which is located in the city’s Penn’s Landing district.

“Today, we honor the service of those who have worn the uniform of the Armed Forces of the United States,” Biden said in a tweet.

“To our proud veterans, I will be a commander in chief who respects your sacrifice, understands your service, and will never betray the values you fought so bravely to defend,” he added.

The Bidens were accompanied by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Roughly 100 people – who occasionally clapped and cheered the Bidens – were gathered on the edges of the memorial.

While Biden was Philadelphia, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump marked Veterans Day with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery just outside of the nation’s capital.

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