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.
Veterans in attendance, honored by Trump:
Families of the fallen, honored by Trump:
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. We mapped the home counties of the post-9/11 fallen in Axios AM, and I'd like to re-up it for those who missed. It's a powerful reminder of how the ultimate price is paid nationwide.
A surfer rides waves as a subtropical storm approaches in Pensacola Fla. Photo: Dan Anderson/AP
New York City triathlon entrants will have an easier course this year, part of an effort to boost participation after registrations flatlined, the N.Y. Times' Zach Schonbrun reports: