Donald Trump has made his first public appearance since the election, participating in a Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington military cemetery near Washington.
As heavy rain fell, he saluted the tomb before walking forward and touching a large wreath. He was accompanied by his wife Melania and Vice-President Mike Pence and his wife.
In remarks posted to his Twitter feed, Trump said he had “relentlessly fought to support America’s veterans”.
“I have worked tirelessly to improve the health, welfare, and economic prosperity of these treasured people,” the statement said.
President-elect Joe Biden meanwhile commemorated Veterans Day in Philadelphia.
In a tweet he addressed veterans, saying: “To our proud veterans – I will be a commander in chief who respects your sacrifice, understands your service, and will never betray the values you fought so bravely to defend.”