Memorial Day is a day to honor, remember and pay tribute to those fallen U.S. service members who died in active military service, giving the ultimate sacrifice so that Americans can have liberty and justice for all.
President Trump laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and delivered remarks.
Alongside Trump were Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford.
Trump delivered remarks at Arlington National Cemetery.
“We gather to honor the lives of America’s greatest heroes. We’re joined today by the families of American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. We cannot imagine the depth of emotion that this day brings each year, the grief renewed, the memories relived, those last beautiful moments together cherished and always remembered. You also feel that incredible pride – a pride shared by one really and truly grateful nation,” he said.
“We will never forget our heroes… Today, we pay tribute to their service… strive to be worthy of their sacrifice,” he continued.
“It’s our heroes who make us who we are and who determine what we will be. Our fallen heroes have not only written our history, they’ve shaped our destiny,” the President said.
“That is why we come to this most sacred place. That is why we guard these grounds with absolute devotion,” Trump said. “That is why we always will remember because here on this soil, on these grounds, beneath those fields, lie the true source of American greatness, of American glory and of American freedom.”
“As long as we are blessed with patriots such as these, we shall forever remain one people, one family and one nation under God,” Trump added.