Veterans Day is celebrated in the United States on Wednesday, November 11.
US President Donald Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday.
Trump has made his first public appearance since Democrat rival Joe Biden was declared the winner of the election over the weekend.
Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden paid tribute to the veterans by visiting the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Veterans Day is a holiday dedicated to all Americans who have served in the military in both war and peace
Initially, this holiday was called Armistice Day in memory of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918, but in 1954 it was renamed Veterans Day.
Donald Trump issued a Veterans Day proclamation, highlighting the importance of honoring people who risked their lives for their country.
“We enjoy peace, prosperity and freedom thanks to our veterans, and we will forever be indebted to them,” the president said.
Trump noted that his administration is working actively to support American veterans through various health and welfare programs that are designed to help veterans integrate into civilian life at the end of military service. In particular, last year launched the largest-ever interagency initiative to prevent suicide among veterans.
“These heroes faithfully, humbly and valiantly served their country in war and peacetime, and after military service they continue to demonstrate these wonderful qualities in the civil service,” Trump said, urging all Americans to pay tribute to veterans on this holiday.