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."

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Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid

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President Trump, speaking from a podium at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday announced that he is prepared to issue executive orders suspending payroll taxes and extending enhanced unemployment benefits through the end of 2020, and halting student loan interest and payments indefinitely.

Why it matters: The impending orders come after talks between the White House and Democratic leadership collapsed Friday afternoon. But Trump said he remains committed to striking a deal with Congress on a broader stimulus package before signing the orders.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 19,193,661 — Total deaths: 716,735 — Total recoveries — 11,611,029Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 4,918,927 — Total deaths: 160,737 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: White House recommends Trump issue executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Trump: "We are going a different way" on coronavirus aid

President Trump. Photo: Jim Watsonn/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump tweeted on Friday that his administration is "going a different way" with coronavirus aid after negotiations with congressional Democrats stalled again, suggesting he will use an executive order to address stimulus spending.

What he's saying: "Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!" Trump tweeted.