Published: Fri, June 09, 2017
Global | By Maureen Mccoy

President Trump honors fallen soldiers, lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

President Trump honors fallen soldiers, lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

"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 handsome dreams ... they were all angels sent to us by God", he said. Not only of their sacrifice and service, but of the sacrifice made by the families and loved ones they left behind.

Trump specifically honored former Sen.

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

The president said while "we can never replace" or repay fallen service members, "we can always remember". President Trump told the crowd, "We only hope that we every day that we can prove worthy".

Trump's remarks grew more personal as he addressed the death of Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly's fallen son, Robert. "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.

Trump first placed a wreath in Arlington at the Tomb of the Unknowns a day ahead of his inauguration.

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

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Trump spoke for about 20 minutes at Arlington's Memorial Amphitheater.

SIEGEL: And the president talked about Green Beret captain Andrew Byers, who was killed last November while rescuing an Afghan soldier.

"It's both normal in my opinion and acceptable. any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us is a good thing", said John Kelly. "Though they were here only a brief time before God called them home, their legacy will endure forever".

At the time, he did so alongside Vice President Mike Pence. Horton's husband Army Spc.

Rather, it is they, the fallen, who gave their lives in service to the nation, that bestow dignify to America's national burial ground. "And today that is what we are doing", Trump said. Bob Dole (R-Kan.), who served in the U.S. Army during World War II and suffered severe injuries.

The president took to Twitter this morning, posting several tweets about Memorial Day.

President Trump accepts a rose by Alison Malachowski, whose son Marine Staff Sgt. James Malachowski was killed in Afghanistan in 2011, at Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.

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