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Trump to speak at Arlington cemetery on Memorial Day


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President Donald Trump marked his first Memorial Day in office with a somber service at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.

"We only hope that every day we can prove worthy, not only of their sacrifice and service, but of the sacrifice made by the families and loved ones they left behind", Trump said.

In his remarks, Mr. Trump acknowledged Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly's son, Robert, who was killed in action during a tour in Afghanistan. "He understands more than most ever could, or ever will, the wounds and burdens of war".

The son of the retired Marine lieutenant general, Robert, also a Marine, died in 2010 after he stepped on a land mine while on patrol in Afghanistan.

"Every time you see the sun rise over this blessed land, please know that your fearless sons and daughters pushed away the night and delivered for us all that great and glorious dawn", he said.

"We can never replace them, we can never repay them, but we can always remember, and today that is what we are doing..."

Trump honored Gold Star families calling their fallen loved ones "angels sent to us by God", in his first public address since returning from his first trip overseas as commander-in-chief.

They all share one title in common-and that is the title of "hero"-real heroes", Trump said". He also noted the attendance of former Sen. Bob Dole during the speech and turned to the wars of today by remembering Army Spc.


"Honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to America".

President Donald Trump is offering the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans in defense of the United States.

"Their stories are now woven into the soul of our nation, into the stars and strips of our flag, and into the berating hearts of our great, great people", Trump said.

The president was joined at the ceremony by Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and several members of his staff.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis introduced Mr. Trump and recognized the "fighting spirit" of US military veterans.

"Every time you see the sun rise over this blessed land, please know your courageous sons and daughters pushed away the knife and delivered for us all that great and glorious dawn", Trump said.

Trump hailed heroes in his first Memorial Day remarks as president at Arlington National Cemetery.

"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.

"They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old", the secretary read.

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