Trump to mark Memorial Day with Arlington cemetery visit

Trump to mark Memorial Day with Arlington cemetery visit
A member of the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Regiment walks his post in front of The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery during the Memorial Day weekend in Arlington, Va., Sunday, May 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is marking his second Memorial Day as commander in chief with a planned visit to Arlington National Cemetery and a salute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

He’s set to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Monday and then is expected to speak at a ceremony at the hallowed grounds across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital.

Before the late-morning activities at Arlington, Trump said in a tweet that “those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today.”

Traditionally accompanying the president at Arlington are Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.