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President Biden attends wreath-laying ceremony for first Veterans Day in office

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden traveled to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony and deliver remarks.

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For his first Veterans Day in office, President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden traveled to Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony and deliver remarks.

Earlier Thursday, Biden, whose son Beau was an Iraq war veteran, announced an effort to better understand, treat and identify medical conditions suffered by troops deployed to toxic environments.

Federal officials plan to start by examining lung and breathing problems but said they will expand the effort as science identifies potential new connections.

The new federal effort is also designed to make it easier for veterans to make claims based on their symptoms, to collect more data from troops who are suffering and to give veterans more time to make medical claims after symptoms such as asthma and sinus problems develop.