Trump Marks Memorial Day with Arlington Visit

Posted June 09, 2017

Trump honored Gold Star families calling their fallen loved ones "angels sent to us by God", in his first public address since returning from his first trip overseas as commander-in-chief. "They made their sacrifice, not for fame, nor for money, or even for glory, but for country".

Trump specifically honored former Sen.

Trump added: "To the entire Kelly family, today, 300 million American hearts are joined together with you".

"Words can not measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love or the totality of their courage", Trump told an audience that included relatives of slain service members.

President Donald Trump is expressing his nation's "boundless and undying" gratitude to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind.

The president spoke of the sacrifice of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly's family whose son Robert was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. "In other words, veterans from every conflict from the Gulf War onward can not hope to be buried there, even if they earn the nation's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor", Cotton wrote.

The president also placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to pay tribute to unidentified soldiers who have died for our country, saying, "We do know what they did".

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Without a word, he slowly laid the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

Brittany Jacobs, left, and 6-year-old son Christian Jacobs meet President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Arlington, Va. Jacobs father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, was killed in 2011. "We will always be there". Bob Dole, 93, a World War II veteran, who attended the ceremony with his wife Elizabeth. "Their legacy will endure forever".

"I think it's extremely important and I wish more people actually knew the true meaning of what Memorial Day was and is", Chris said.

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"While we can not know the extent of your pain, what we do know is that our gratitude to you is boundless and undying", Trump said during a speech at Arlington National Cemetery. He then visited Area 60 of the cemetery, where numerous fallen heroes of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan were laid to rest.