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Joe Biden Honors World War I Soldiers, Visits Cemetery France That Donald Trump Skipped

President Joe and Jill Biden in France visiting a cemetery where 2000 U.S. soldiers were buried

BELLEAU, France – President Joe Biden ended his five-day trip to France last Sunday by paying his respects to World War I soldiers buried in a cemetery that former President Donald Trump did not visit six years ago over weather concerns.

Biden and first lady Jill Biden participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial near the village of Belleau, about 60 miles northeast of Paris.

The cemetery, which sits at the foot of Belleau Wood, is the burial ground of more than 2,000 American soldiers killed during the war. Most of them fought in the area and in the Marne valley in the summer of 1918. The soldiers buried in the cemetery’s sweeping curve include 1,800 U.S. Marines killed in the Belleau Wood.

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