Trump honors fallen soldiers and Gold Star families in Memorial Day speech

Trump honors fallen soldiers and Gold Star families in Memorial Day speech

"And while we can not know the extent of your pain, what we do know is that our gratitude to them and to you is boundless and undying", Trump said of America's Gold Star families.

"And while we can not know the extent of your pain, what we do know is that our gratitude to them and to you is boundless and undying".

". Though they were here only a brief time before God called them home, their legacy will endure forever", Trump added.

"Today we also hold a special vigil for heroes whose stories we can not tell, because their names are known to God alone-the unknown soldiers", Trump said. John Kelly's other son, Johnny, is preparing for his fifth military deployment. Bob Dole, who was severely wounded in action during World War II.

Trump recognized former U.S. Sen.

Trump's scheduled remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony will mark his first comments in public since returning to the United States from his nine-day trip overseas. "If we truly want to give meaning to the sacrifice of those who gave all on our behalf, each of us will leave here today determined to find, in some small way, a method of serving our nation and our communities in their honor", he said.

Before the remarks, Trump laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, touching it for a long moment before stepping away. It included a 21 gun salute and the playing of taps to honor those who died in the military.

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Stepping to the microphone to deliver the address, Trump seemed to relish the warm welcome from the audience gathered in the sun-splashed amphitheater. Articles featured include reporting on world news, politics, finance, health, entertainment and technology.

The remarks of Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman James Dunford, who stood with the president, were also appropriately distinguished and moving.

The president said while "we can never replace" or repay fallen service members, "we can always remember".

It was a proud Memorial Day scene for every American who understands and appreciates the exceptionalism of his native or adopted land. Six-year-old Christian Jacobs' father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, died during military training exercises in Twentynine Palms, Calif., in 2011.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Robert died fighting the enemies of all civilizations in Afghanistan.

Following Trump's 20-minute address, he, Vice President Mike Pence and Kelly toured Arlington's Section 60 - where the fallen of Afghanistan and Iraq are laid to rest.

TRUMP: In 2008, Chris enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

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