Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

  • Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

America's fallen warriors were honored May 29 as President Donald Trump paid tribute to USA service members at the National Memorial Day Observance ceremony at Arlington National Ceremony.

One of them was Specialist Christopher Horton, an Oklahoma National Guardsmen from Tulsa.

The inspiring and somber speech was quickly greeted by observers as a strong moment for Trump, who returned Saturday night from a lengthy tour of the Middle East and Europe while, stateside, investigations into his team's possible coordination with Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 race advanced quickly.

They called KRMG after leaving Arlington, and spoke about the honor and pride they felt to be a part of the day's remembrance.

Families and friends also attended an annual Memorial Day ceremony at the National Cemetery. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

"Armed Forces Day, which honors those that are serving now". He was also a 23-year veteran who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a public servant for most of his career. "Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen".

In his speech, the president recognized the Gold Star families at the service.

"I drove through my bank, and my bank teller says to me 'happy veterans weekend, '" he said.

She said her loved one's "name was Jimmy". "Special, special people", he said.

The unusually honest address also appeared to mark a noticeable break from a long-run of insulting jabs Trump lobbed at veterans and gold-star families during his campaign.

"Being 10 years his senior, I looked up to him", Grover said in 2011. "Let them have their day". "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-will always be there, Thank you", Trump said.

"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.

"Yes, have your barbeque and really celebrate your life". Their family members wept as the audience gave them a standing ovation.