Trump Honors Fallen Soldiers At Arlington National Cemetery

Trump Honors Fallen Soldiers At Arlington National Cemetery

While at Arlington, President Trump was approached by two grieving mothers who had lost their sons in battle.

"Words can not measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love or the totality of their courage", Mr. Trump said, calling those who have served in the military "special, special people". Words can not measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love, or the totality of their courage.

"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 to the Gold Star families.

Mable Harris is one of the Gold Star mothers who was honored during the Memorial Day service at New Bern National Cemetery in memory of her son Michael Harris.

Trump spoke for the first time since returning to the United States on Saturday from his nine-day trip overseas.

"We always went to the cemetery on Memorial Day and decorated the graves", Jones said. To John, Karen, Heather, Kate, Andrea, and the entire Kelly family, today, 300 million American hearts are joined together with yours.

Speaking in July a year ago about Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from the US, Khizr said: "Go look at the graves of fearless patriots who died defending the United States of America".

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

Joining Trump was Vice President Mike Pence, who earlier played host at his residence to more than 200 motorcycle riders as part of Project Hero, an organization for veterans and first responders. Elizabeth Dole, and other Gold Star families and service men and women in the audience. "They died in war so that we could live in peace", Trump said, according to the New York Daily News.

Prior to the remarks, the president also placed a memorial wreath of red, white and blue roses at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

"Standing next to Defense Secretary James Mattis, Trump started mouthing along to the Star-Spangled Banner right around the ". rockets' red glare." line.

"It's humbling to know there's this many people from this standpoint honoring the men and women just like him", said Munoz.

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