Biden pays tribute to fallen heroes on first Memorial Day as president

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President Joe Biden Monday laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery as he marked his first Memorial Day in the White House with poignant ceremony and a tribute to shared loss. “We’re the children of sacrifice made by a long line of American service members,” Biden said in a speech addressed to surviving relatives of slain service members. “We’re free because they were brave.” The president pulled out a piece of paper that he said he keeps in his pocket with the exact number of American troops killed in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The figure stands at 7,036, he said. “We will nev…

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