US President Joe Biden participated in a mournful ritual of receiving the remains of American service members killed in the bomb attack last week in Kabul.
The 13 service members were among more than 100 people killed in the deadly blast. A regional affiliate of the Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility.
Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden saluted during the "dignified transfer" as troops carried flag-covered cases down the ramp of an aircraft at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Sunday. The first couple also met with their families.
In a statement announced on Saturday, Biden praised those killed in the attack by saying, "Their bravery and selflessness has enabled more than 117,000 people at risk to reach safety thus far."
In a recent poll conducted by ABC News and research firm Ipsos, 59 percent of respondents said they don't approve of the President's handling of the situation in Afghanistan. Thirty-eight percent said they approve of his decisions.
The President has been criticized by Republicans who are accusing his administration of bungling the planned withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.