To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor this week, President Joe Biden and the First Lady Jill Biden are visiting the World War II Memorial.
“POTUS and FLOTUS are honoring National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and honor the American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941,” according to the White House.
At 7:20 am, the motorcade arrived at the WII memorial. At 7:28 am, the president and First Lady walked to the Pacific Tower, where they stood side by side viewing the memorial.
Joe and Jill Biden are laying a wreath that contains 1 wild sunflower, the state flower of Kansas, in honor of Senator Bob Dole.
The First Lady also laid a bouquet at the New Jersey pillar in honor of her father, Donald Jacobs, who served as a US Navy Signalman in WW2. First Lady Jill Biden touched the wreath with her right hand before taking a moment of silence.