President-elect Joe Biden
President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill also participated in a wreath laying to commemorate Veterans Day on Wednesday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Days after Philadelphians danced in the street at the news of his election, President-elect Joe Biden stopped in the city for a more solemn celebration Wednesday, laying a wreath at the Korean War Memorial at Penn’s Landing in honor of Veterans Day.
President-elect Joe Biden
Biden and his wife, Jill, visited the site near Columbus Boulevard for around 15 minutes, standing with Mayor Jim Kenney and Judge Patrick Dugan to lay a red, white, and blue floral wreath near the black marble columns as U.S. and Korean flags flew overhead. More than 100 people gathered on the grassy hill near the memorial, snapping cell phone pictures and occasionally cheering
President-elect Joe Biden
Biden didn’t make public remarks during the visit, but tweeted while he was in Philadelphia that “today, we honor the service of those who have worn the uniform of the Armed Forces of the United States. To our proud veterans — I will be a commander in chief who respects your sacrifice, understands your service, and will never betray the values you fought so bravely to defend.”