Pres. Trump marks Memorial Day with Arlington visit
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 9:30
Trump also posted comments about Memorial Day on Twitter, including: "Honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to America". "We pay tribute to those courageous souls who raced into gunfire, roared into battle and ran into hell to face down evil". "They fought and they died in the great and noble act of loyalty and love to their families and to our country".
And after President Trump refused to endorse the Paris accord on climate change over the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe could no longer rely on the USA, but says she is still committed to try to strengthen ties. "He understands more than most ever could, or ever will, the wounds and burdens of war". Robert Kelly of the Marines, was killed when he stepped on a land mine in 2010 in southern Afghanistan.
In his speech, Trump offered the nation's respect to Gold Star families and told the stories of some slain soldiers, like Maj. We grieve with you. "We will always be there".
To all Gold Star families, Trump said of their lost service members: "They each had their own names, their own stories, their own lovely dreams". "They all have one title in common, and that is the title of hero". "Their legacy will endure forever".
"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.
Kelly is the son Homeland Secretary and retired Marine Gen. John Kelly.
As the anthem played, Trump swayed back and forth while patting his chest before beginning to sing along to portions of the song with a bit more enthusiasm than some consider appropriate for the occasion. "It is the love that binds this earth beneath us and it bleeds from the hearts of all of those who died so that we might live free".
They called KRMG after leaving Arlington, and spoke about the honor and pride they felt to be a part of the day's remembrance.
"The times when we could completely rely on others are, to an extent, over", said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche and Ricky John Best were stabbed to death in Portland, Ore., as they tried to stop Jeremy Joseph Christian from harassing two women, one of whom was wearing a hijab. Now, let us pledge to make the most of that freedom that they so gallantly fought for, and they died to protect.