Trump honors fallen veterans in honest Memorial Day speech

Trump honors fallen veterans in honest Memorial Day speech

Trump went on to honor Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly's fallen son, Robert, and the Kelly family.

Secretary Kelly himself made headlines this weekend, downplaying the significance of Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner looking to open a backchannel line of communication with Russian Federation during the transition.

Like his three most recent predecessors, Trump never served in combat nor the active-duty military, and at one point during his campaign past year he offended veterans by denigrating the service of Sen.

"So I'm gonna go on a little campaign to try and educate people on just what Memorial Day is", he added.

Trump participated in the traditional wreath-laying ceremony and a moment of silence at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, whose "name is known to God alone", Trump said.

At the cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater he relayed stories of those who served and urged Americans to continue with the day's theme of remembrance. The playing of "Taps" echoed as he placed his hand over his heart and military officers saluted. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings.

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"We grieve with you, we honor you, and we pledge to you that we will always remember Robert and what he did for all of us", the president said. He then visited Area 60 of the cemetery, where numerous fallen heroes of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan were laid to rest.

It was a proud Memorial Day scene for every American who understands and appreciates the exceptionalism of his native or adopted land.

Accompanied by Pence, Trump walked briefly among the white marble headstones and greeted families, including Brittany Jacobs and her 6-year-old son, Christian, who was dressed like a Marine.

Many in the crowd cheered wildly after Trump took the stage at the memorial ceremony, momentarily interrupting the somber mood at the cemetery.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Robert died fighting the enemies of all civilizations in Afghanistan.

Trump tweeted this morning he is looking forward to paying his respects to America's courageous men and women. Chris Horton, killed in 2011, and Army Capt. Andrew Byers, killed in 2011. Bob Dole during the speech and turned to the wars of today by remembering Army Spc.

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