Nov. 11 (UPI) — President Donald Trump is planning attend the annual Veterans Day ceremony Wednesday at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery close to Washington, D.C., however the occasion is closed to the general public this 12 months.
Trump hasn’t made a public look since late final week, however will attend the ceremony and lay a wreath with first girl Melania Trump on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on the Arlington, Va., cemetery, in keeping with the president’s schedule.
The ceremony is scheduled to start out at 11 a.m. EST.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and accompanying amphitheater, the place the ceremony is historically held, has been closed to the general public for the reason that spring. Different choose elements of the cemetery have reopened.
Wednesday’s ceremony will start with Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie, a colonel within the U.S. Air Pressure Reserve, laying a wreath on the tomb, which accommodates unidentified stays from every of the foremost U.S. army conflicts — World Battle I, World Battle II, the Korean Battle and the Vietnam Battle.
Officers stated the ceremony can be modified this 12 months to make sure bodily distancing to mitigate the specter of COVID-19.
Sure areas of Arlington Nationwide Cemetery are open from eight a.m. to five p.m. Officers stated anybody not sporting a face masks is not going to be allowed to enter.