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Trump: We’re here to honor America’s greatest heroes
President Trump issues Memorial Day proclamation in Arlington National Cemetery.
President Trump promised Gold Star families, the forget on Monday to “never, our heroes”, and welcomed those who made the ultimate sacrifice, on this Memorial Day.
The President marked his second Memorial Day as commander-in-chief with a ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery. The President laid a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown soldier, in addition to Minister of defense of Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford. He then delivered brief remarks.
“We gather to honor the life of the greatest heroes of America,” Trump said. “We are joined today by the families of American heroes who brought the ultimate sacrifice. We can’t imagine that the depth of the emotions that this day will bring renewed every year, the grief, the memories are maintained, and the last beautiful moments together and always remember. They also feel incredibly proud of – a pride shared by a truly grateful nation.”
“We will never forget our heroes,” said the President, adding that “today, we pay tribute to your service” and “strive to be worthy of their sacrifice.”
Happy Memorial Day! Those who would have died for our great country very happy and proud of how well our country today does. Best economy in decades, the lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics, EVER (& women in 18years), the reconstruction of our military, and so much more. Beautiful!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) may 28, 2018
“It is our heroes that make us who we are and who determine what will become of us. Our fallen heroes have not only written, of our history, they have shaped our destiny,” Trump said.
The President pointed to each “marker” on the grave stones in Arlington National Cemetery, saying that they “teach us what it means to be loyal and faithful and proud and brave and righteous and true.”
“That is why we come to this most sacred place. That said, why are we guarding the site with absolute devotion,” Trump. “This is going to remember the reason why we always, because here on this ground, on this basis, in these fields, are the true source of American greatness, the American glory and the American freedom.”
He added that “as long as we are blessed with patriots like these, we remain, one people, one family and one nation under God.”
Prior to the ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, Trump suggested that “those who advertise died for our great country would be very happy and proud of how well our country today is doing,” economy and record low unemployment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.