▪ About 400,000 U.S. veterans are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. With 30 burials and internments taking place every weekday, the historic cemetery will be filled to capacity in 25 years.
▪ Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has broken with a nearly two-decades-long bipartisan tradition of hosting an event commemorating the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Since 1999, Tillerson’s five Republican and Democratic predecessors have hosted either an Iftar dinner to break the fast during Ramadan, or an Eid al-Fitr reception at the end of the monthlong holiday. Tillerson declined to host the former last week, when Ramadan began, and has failed to schedule the latter, usually planned weeks or months in advance.
▪ The coat of arms on flags that fly at President Trump’s golf courses across the U.S.—three lions and two chevrons on a shield, with a gloved hand gripping an arrow— actually belongs to another family, that of Joseph Edward Davies, whose wife, Marjorie Merriweather Post, built the Mar-a-Lago resort Trump later bought. Trump replaced the Latin word “integritas”—integrity—on Davies’ coat of arms with “Trump.” British authorities have refused to let Trump use the coat of arms at his Scottish golf courses.
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▪ Melania Trump revealed last week on a presidential visit to the Vatican that she’s Roman Catholic, making her the first Catholic first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy.