Speaking at the 153rd National Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, President Joe Biden used the event to claim that democracy is under attack, that “democracy” is the “soul of America,” and that diversity has always been an “incredible strength” when it comes to the armed forces.
“You know, America has been forged in the battle and the fires of war. Our freedom and the freedom of innumerable others has been secured by young men and women who answered the call of history and gave everything in the service of an idea: the idea of America,” Biden said. “It’s the greatest idea in the long history of humankind. An idea that we’re all created equal in the image of Almighty God. That we’re all entitled to dignity, as my father would say, and respect, decency, and honor. Love of neighbor. They’re not empty words, but the vital, beating heart of our nation.”
“And that democracy must be