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12 November 2020 12:34

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Trump and Biden pause to mark Veterans Day

Memorial Court and Memorial Auditorium wreaths commemorate Veterans Day A wreath was placed Wednesday in Memorial Court to commemorate Veterans Day. In a typical year, Veterans Day would be marked with the opening of Memorial Auditorium, where visitors to the iconic building could pay tribute to the 486 service members affiliated with Stanford who died in service to our country. But the Stanford community still took time to acknowledge its veterans, their service and their sacrifices. Wreaths were displayed Wednesday in Memorial Court and in front of Memorial Auditorium in recognition of Veterans Day. The Memorial Court wreath was erected in front of the Spanish American War plaque. The Memorial Auditorium wreath was placed outside the front door. Memorial Auditorium was dedicated in 1937 to commemorate students and faculty who died in World War I.

In a letter posted on the website of the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities, President MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE noted that the Stanford community includes 95 military veterans, 31 dependents of veterans and 10 ROTC students studying as undergraduate or graduate students or doing research as visiting fellows at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Hoover Institution. Howell observes Veterans Day with socially-distanced ceremony Dozens of people gathered Wednesday morning for Howell's annual Veterans Day ceremony. The crowd was scattered around the Livingston County Veterans Memorial on the lawn of the historic Howell courthouse which allowed for social distancing as they listened to a speech from Howell Mayor Nick Proctor. Seven members of the U.S. Marine Corps League fired three volleys in a 21-gun salute ceremony and taps was also played. – A group braved the rain to observe Veterans Day in front of Lynchburg's Monument Terrace.

They closed Church Street for the event featuring a wreath laying, tolling of the bell, a rifle salute and the playing of Taps. The Lynchburg Area Veterans Council sponsored the event, which also included guest speakers. "They volunteered to risk their very lives, not for fame, not for fortune, but only to serve our nation," said Air Force veteran Glenn Spears. The group meets at Monument Terrace every Friday afternoon to honor veterans. Ivanka Trump showed her support for her father as he commemorated Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery alongside President Donald Trump on Wednesday, marking her first public outing since the election.

The White House senior adviser was nearly unrecognizable in a slate gray coat, black leather gloves, and a $329 wide-brim black felt hat from Italian brand Borsalino that she wore to keep her hair dry on the rainy day in Virginia. Ivanka, 39, also had on a protective black floral mask, which, paired with her hat, covered most of her face. It's unclear if her husband, fellow White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, was also at the event. Somber: Ivanka Trump, 39, was nearly unrecognizable as she joined President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Wednesday Bundled up: The First Daughter wore a slate gray coat, black leather gloves, and a $329 black hat from Borsalino to protect her blonde hair from the rain at the Veterans Day event The First Daughter wore her straight blond hair around her shoulders, but it remained somewhat dry in the rain thanks to the large brim on her hat, which also featured a wide floral ribbon. She had a solemn look in her eyes, the only part of her face that was really visible, and her lashes were coated in thick mascara.

Ivanka was seen leaving her Washington, D.C. home in a black Secret Service SUV from her garage a little after 10 a.m. on Wednesday before heading to Arlington with her father and stepmother. The First Daughter took to social media early in the morning to pay tribute to U.S. Veterans, writing: ''There is no greater debt of gratitude we owe as Americans than to those who have worn the uniform of the U.S. throughout history and fought for the freedoms we enjoy. 'May God bless & care for all our veterans, those still serving in our military & their families! Later in the day, she awkwardly celebrated her father winning the state of Alaska, prompting people to point out that he lost the election. Incognito: Ivanka also had on a protective black floral mask, which, paired with her hat, covered most of her face Finally seen: The trip to Arlington marked the White House senior adviser's first public appearance since her father lost the election 'BREAKING: President Trump and Senate Republicans win Alaska, overwhelmingly and by a massive 20 point spread!

Thank you Alaska!' she wrote, retweeting the announcement from the Associated Press. 'So you're saying the AP is a trustworthy source?' asked one critic, who pointed out that the Associated Press called Biden the winner of the election. President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump braved the rain to participate in the wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in observance of Veterans Day. Trump stepped forward to salute the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and observe a moment of silence before stepping back under an umbrella as a lone trumpeter played TAPS. In his Veterans Day proclamation, Trump touted the work his administration has done to improve veterans' lives and reiterated his commitments to veterans and military members. Tradition: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in the wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday Paying tribute: Trump stepped forward to salute the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and observe a moment of silence He also lauded his moves as president to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs, including increasing funding and giving them the choice to receive care from local healthcare providers. Trump said another accomplishment within the VA was 'removing employees who were not giving our veterans the care and attention they deserve and making the agency more accountable to the heroes it serves.' Joe Biden and his wife Jill participated in their own commemoration of Veterans Day by laying a wreath at the Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the same time Trump held his event in Virginia. The wreath-laying on Wednesday morning was the first time Trump has been seen since Sunday as he has not held any public events or had anything on his official presidential schedule the past few days as he continues to claim he won the presidential election despite projections showing Joe Biden as the victor. Since then Trump has not addressed the nation other than via Twitter and has not conceded to Biden. He did, however, emerged from the White House Saturday and Sunday for two separate rounds of golf at his club in Sterling, Virginia. Biden, on the other hand, has been holding public events daily and has made several public statements since Saturday, when major media outlets projected him the winner of the presidential election. Gratitude: The First Daughter took to social media early in the morning to pay tribute to U.S. Veterans Later in the day, she awkwardly celebrated her father winning the state of Alaska, prompting people to point out that he already lost the election to Joe Biden Heading out: Ivanka was seen leaving her Washington, D.C. home in a black Secret Service SUV from her garage a little after 10 a.m. on Wednesday Trump's only significant presidential action since the election has been abruptly firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper, which he announced on Twitter. Ivanka has been quietly urging her father to throw in the towel and concede the election to Biden, as she sets her sights on her own future White House run, well-placed sources exclusively told DailyMail.com. On Saturday, former Vice President Biden was named president-elect, sparking celebration across the country. Yet, President Trump has refused to accept the results, making unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud and filing lawsuits in several states. Even first lady Melania spoke out about 'illegal' votes, but Ivanka has been relatively quiet on social media about the election, aside from her celebrating her father's win in Alaska on Wednesday. Behind the scenes, the First Daughter has been pushing for Trump and his administration to admit defeat, saying during a senior staff meeting it was an 'honor to serve the people and people should be happy with what they accomplished.' An insider with close ties to the Trump family explained: 'Ivanka has her own agenda. She's has had her eyes on the desk behind the Oval Office since day one and she's not about to burn any bridges by mouthing off like Don Jr. who keeps lashing out on Twitter. End game: Ivanka has been quietly urging her father to concede the election to Biden, as she sets her sights on her own future White House run, sources told DailyMail.com All eyes on them: Ivanka's brother Don Jr. also is eyeing up the White House — but even Melania is doubtful of that Even her husband Jared, 39, has been urging his father-in-law in private to gracefully give up the fight, pushing Trump to drop all the recently filed lawsuits and focus on four years from now. The insider said that inside the Trump family there is 'essentially a tug of war with Jared and Ivanka on one side and Don Jr. and Eric on the other.' Ivanka isn't the only Trump's child eyeing up the White House — Don Jr. wants it too. The insider said: 'Don Jr. likes to think that he is the one who will eventually take over the reins with Kimberly [Guilfoyle] by his side, but Melania would be the first to admit that this will never happen because he doesn't have the smarts like Donald and at best will get his own show on Fox News. 'Melania said just like her husband, Don Jr. likes to hear himself talk and doesn't know when to stop.' They added: 'Unlike her brother, Ivanka has the full support for her father who will do anything to see his princess follow in his footsteps. 'He prides himself on the idea that she too will one day be President.'