BALTIMORE — President Donald Trump is mourning America’s fallen service members and noting that Memorial Day this year is different from years past.
Marking the holiday at Baltimore’s historic Fort McHenry, Trump notes that tens of thousands of service members and national guard personnel are currently “on the frontlines of our war against this terrible virus.”
The U.S. leads the world with more than 1.6 million confirmed coronavirus cases and is approaching 100,000 deaths.
Trump says brave warriors from the nation’s past have shown that “in America, we are the captains of our own fate.”
Fort McHenry is where a poem written during the War of 1812 became “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
The fort is closed to the public because of the pandemic.