President Joe Biden made a somber appearance on Friday at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to participate in the dignified transfer of three U.S. service members who tragically lost their lives in a drone attack in Jordan. The fallen soldiers, Sgt. William Rivers, Sgt. Breonna Moffett, and Sgt. Kennedy Sanders, were brought home in flag-draped caskets, as their ultimate sacrifice was honored in a solemn ceremony.
During the emotional event, the President, accompanied by first lady Jill Biden, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman C.Q. Brown, stood in respect as the service members’ remains were solemnly carried past them. This was not President Biden’s first experience with a dignified transfer, as he participated in a similar ceremony for the 13 military personnel killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan last year.
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“DIGNIFIED”? If Biden attended there is no way that it was dignified. If my child was one of those soldiers, I would FORBID his presence.
— About RIGHT (@Roxanne08077936) February 2, 2024
The President’s presence at the dignified transfer serves as a reminder of the heavy toll that military engagements can take on American service members. However, recent reports have raised concerns about the President’s interactions with the families of the fallen soldiers. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that during a call with the families of the service members, President Biden made a dubious claim about his own son’s military service. Additionally, the President apparently met with the families in person ahead of the dignified transfer and also honored the fallen soldiers at the National Prayer Breakfast.
The dignified transfer, a solemn and sacred tradition, marks the beginning of the fallen service members’ journey home, where they will be laid to rest with the honor and respect they deserve. The ceremony at Dover Air Force Base serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by U.S. service members in service to their country.