President Trump visited Arlington National Ceremony on Memorial Day to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to America. Home of the free, because of the brave. #MemorialDay
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017
Trump gave his first Memorial address since becoming president and thanked the “brave warriors who gave their lives for ours.”
— Vice President Pence (@VP) May 29, 2017
“We only hope that every day we can prove worthy, not only of their service and sacrifice, but of the sacrifice made by their families and loved ones they left behind – special, special people,” Trump remarked.
“They all share one title in common,” Trump said. “And that is the title of ‘hero’ – real heroes. Though they were only here for a brief time before God called them home, their legacy will endure forever.”
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 29, 2017
President Trump ended his speech by paying special homage to unknown soldiers, saying, “Today we also hold a special vigil for heroes whose stories we cannot tell, because their names are known to God alone – the unknown soldiers. We do not know where they came from, who they left behind, or what they hoped to be. But we do know what they did. They fought and they died in the great and noble act of loyalty and love to their families and to our country.”