President Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (3rd L) mark Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Memorial Day is to remember those who've fallen while serving in the U.S. military, and President Trump noted those losses in remarks today at Arlington Cemetery.

The big picture: More than a million service members have died in American history, including nearly 7,000 in the years that have followed 9/11.

Veterans in attendance, honored by Trump:

  • Senator Bob Dole, a WWII veteran.
  • Ray Chavez, the oldest surviving veteran from Pearl Harbor.

Families of the fallen, honored by Trump:

  • The family of Marine Lieutenant Colonel David Greene, including his wife Sarah and children Jena and Wesley. Greene was killed in Iraq in 2004.
  • The family of Army Captain Mark Stubenhofer, including his wife Patty and their children, Lauren, Justin, and Hope. Stubenhofer was killed in Iraq in 2004.
  • The family of Marine Sergeant Christopher Jacobs, including his wife Brittany and son Christian. Back in 2015, Christian laid at his father's graveside in Arlington, saying, "I hope for you to come back soon, Daddy. And I love you and hope for you to be here."

Go deeper: Hometowns of Americans who died for U.S. since 9/11 (interactive map)

Go deeper

2 hours ago - Health

U.S. hits highest daily COVID-19 case count since pandemic began

Expand chart
COVID Tracking Project

The U.S. confirmed at least 83,010 coronavirus cases on Friday, the country's highest daily total since the pandemic started, according to data from the COVID Tracking Project.

By the numbers: Friday's total surpassed the U.S.'s previous record set on July 17 when 76,842 cases were recorded. 

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Politics: Fauci: Trump hasn't been to a COVID task force meeting in months.
  2. Sports: The youth sports exodus continues — Big Ten football is back.
  3. Health: AstraZeneca to resume vaccine trial in U.S.How to help save 130,000 lives.
  4. Retail: Santa won't greet kids at Macy's this year.
  5. World: Spain and France exceed 1 million cases.
3 hours ago - Health

Fauci: Trump hasn't been to a COVID task force meeting in months

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

President Trump has not attended a White House coronavirus task force meeting in “several months,” NIAID director Anthony Fauci told MSNBC on Friday.

Why it matters: At the beginning of the pandemic, the task force, led by Vice President Mike Pence, met every day, but in the "last several weeks," members have held virtual meetings once a week, Fauci said, even as the number of new cases continues to surge in the country.