Sunday, 25 June, 2017

Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One at Naval Air Station Sigonella Saturday May 27 2017 in Sigonella Italy President Trump To Mark Memorial Day With Visit To Arlington National Cemetery
Darrell Mcdonald | 09 June, 2017, 09:30

"To every Gold Star family who honors us with your presence, you lost sons, daughters, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers ... they each had their own stories, their own lovely dreams ... they were all angels sent to us by God", he said. "They made their sacrifice not for fame, or for money, or even for glory, but for country".

Trump's speech also quoted from the iconic letter to Sarah Ballou written by Union soldier Sullivan Ballou, who penned the now-famous letter to his wife a week before being mortally wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run.

"In a world awash in change some things stand firm, some things are as Plato said, good and true and handsome", Mattis said, "The kid on the line who never had a chance to grow old will always be there to teach us that suffering has meaning if it is accepted out of love for others". "But they were all angels sent to us by God and they all share one title in common and that is the title of hero, real heroes".

President Trump lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

After laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Trump spoke in remembrance of fallen soldiers and respect for their families, alongside members of the military and his administration, including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a retired general.

Instead of endless war-memorial platitudes, Mr. Trump, who attended a military secondary school, personalized his part of the ceremony.

David Horton summed it up by noting there are three days a year set aside for honoring members of the military.

"Their stories are now woven into the soul of our nation, into the stars and strips of our flag, and into the berating hearts of our great, great people", Trump said.

Trump also recognized former USA senator and GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole, 93, who suffered lifelong injuries during World War II. "Though they were only here for a brief time before God called them home, their legacy will endure forever".

Afterward the speech, Trump joined Sec.

Rather, it is they, the fallen, who gave their lives in service to the nation, that bestow dignify to America's national burial ground.

"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.

Trump, in his first Memorial Day visit to Arlington as president, specifically paid tribute to Army Specialist Christopher Horton, Special Forces Capt. Andrew Byers and Marine 1st Lt. Robert Kelly.

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