Memorial Day remembered at Wilmington National Cemetery

Memorial Day remembered at Wilmington National Cemetery

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

Arlington, Va. - Sitting next to a grave at Arlington National Cemetery, 6-year-old, Christian Jacobs, remembers his dad on Memorial Day.

After a moment of silence, a bugler played taps while the crowd stood in complete silence. "They died in war so that we could live in peace", Trump said, according to the New York Daily News. It was a proud Memorial Day scene for every American who understands and appreciates the exceptionalism of his native or adopted land.

Some Twitter users ripped Trump for his performance, with one comparing the spectacle alongside "singing a Cher tune in the shower". He specifically recognized Kelly's son Robert, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010.

"The kid on the line who never got 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", he said.

Hundreds of proud Yorktown residents persisted with the town's annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday morning despite accurate predictions of rainfall. Elizabeth Dole, and other Gold Star families and service men and women in the audience.

Trump also singled out his homeland security secretary, John Kelly, for whom military sacrifice is close to home. I know you will be here and I love you.

"I especially want to extend our gratitude to Gen. Kelly for joining us today-an incredible man-I always call him general", Trump said.

"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".

President Donald Trump has visited a section of Arlington National Cemetery where USA military members killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried.

Trump previewed the address Saturday before he flew home from Italy, the final stop on his first trip overseas since taking office.

Following Becker's speech, wreaths and an American flag were presented to a monument in the cemetery and a shotgun salute took place.

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

Byers was honored by President Donald Trump on Memorial Day, 2017.

No matter your politics, if your family has given the most they can for this country, a visit and a hug from the commander in chief is a meaningful act, and a small way to say "thank you".

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