President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, one of the most solemn obligation as commander-in-chief lay a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown soldier.
The President gave his first Memorial Day address, after the laying of the wreath, like so many presidents before him, to remind as a part of the ceremony, and the honor of the men and women who died fighting for the United States of America.
“Thank you for being with us, to Spend as we honor the brave warriors who gave their lives for us–their last moments on this earth in defense of this great country and its people,” Trump began. “We only hope that every day we can prove ourselves worthy of not only your sacrifice and service, but for the victims, their families and loved ones that you left back—very, very special people.”
Trump went on to honour, Homeland Security Secretary gen John Kelly, a fallen son, Robert, and the Kelly family.
“I would particularly like to Express our gratitude extend to gene Kelly with us today—an incredible human being—I call him general,” Trump said. “He understands more than most ever could, or ever the wounds and the burden of war.”
Robert Kelly, 29, was killed to Helmand in a roadside bomb attack in 2010 during a patrol on foot in the Afghan province of.
Trump added: “For the entire Kelly family, today, 300 million American hearts are joined together, with you. We mourn with you. We honor you and we promise that we will always did to Robert and what he has for us.”
Trump honored Gold Star families request sent to their fallen loved ones “angel of God” in his first public address since returning from his first trip overseas as commander-in-chief.
“You have all the tracks together, and it is said the title of the “heroes” real heroes” of Trump. “But you were only here for a short time before God called you home, your legacy will endure forever.”
Trump went on to, in honor of former sen. Bob Dole and his wife, former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, and other Gold star families and service men and women in the audience.
“While we can’t said know the extent of your pain, what we do know is that our gratitude for you is limitless and indestructible—will always be there, Thank you,” Trump. “Their stories are now embedded in the soul of our nation, in the stars and stripes on our flag, and in the beating heart of our great people.”
Vice-President Mike Pence attended the ceremony, together with Minister of defence, gen James Mattis, and Homeland Security Secretary gen John Kelly, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gen Joseph Dunford.
Before the President began his speech, thanked Dunford fallen military men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
“There were people for something bigger than themselves, people who understand what we are worth in our country to fight,” Dunford said, the introduction of the Minister of defence, James Mattis.
“To the families of the fallen, both here and at home, without words, your pain will ease, but I bet you, let it have a meaning, associations, your grief, your great purpose,” said Mattis.
Trump completed his first Memorial Day address by the honor of the “unknown soldiers” who have lost their lives in the service.
“Today, we hold a special vigil for heroes, whose stories we can’t tell, because their names are known, the only God said alone–the unknown soldier” Trump. “We don’t know where they came from, who did she leave, or to be what you hoped for, but we know what they did. They fought and they died in the great and noble act of loyalty and love for her family and for our country.”
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