Memorial Day: Biden faces growing pressure to let veterans use Pentagon parking lot for event

Pentagon blamed coronavirus risks for a decision on Rolling to Remember event

Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and more than 30 other Republican members of Congress pressured President Biden in a Tuesday letter to override the Pentagon’s decision to block a veterans group from staging a Memorial Day motorcycle rally in the Pentagon parking lot.

“I would have hoped that President Biden would have more respect for a Memorial Day tradition, which raises awareness to the 82,000 service members who are still missing in actions and that 22 veterans die by suicide each day,” Mast told Fox News. “That is why today, I along with 33 of my House colleagues are urging President Biden to reverse his administration’s decision and grant Rolling to Remember their permit request to use the Pentagon’s parking lot.”

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