With much of the nation on lockdown, grieving kin of late military veterans — including some who died from the virus itself — had to honor their relatives without the support of traditional parades or group graveside remembrances.
At a visit to Fort McHenry in Maryland, President Trump likened the outbreak to war, saying the “towering spirit” that spurred American resistance to British invasion in 1814 will “vanquish the virus.”
Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden left home for the first time in months — in a black mask — to lay a wreath at a memorial near his home in Delaware.
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Here’s what else we learned today:
Day at the beach:
- Austria’s president apologized for breaking pandemic-related rules by staying at a restaurant past curfew.
- South Korea will now require nightclubs and bars to use QR codes to log customers’ visits as part of its virus contact-tracing efforts.
- A drunk man who wrestled with a bear at a Polish zoo faces additional penalties because he wasn’t wearing a mask.