Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day
Trump pays somber tribute to fallen troops on Memorial Day
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31 May, 2017, 01:54
"They each had their own names, their own stories, their own handsome dreams", said Trump in his address.
Army Green Beret Captain Andrew W. Byers lived in the Colorado Springs, Colo., area near Fort Carson, where he was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group.
Gen. Kelly's son Robert Kelly, a United States Marine like his father, was killed by an IED blast in 2010 while on patrol in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.
The president was joined at the ceremony by Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and several members of his staff. Trump walked among the white marble headstones and greeted families. Byers, 30, was killed on November 3, 2016, in a battle with the Taliban in northern Afghanistan. John Kelly's other son, Johnny, is preparing for his fifth military deployment. Bob Dole, a World War II veteran.
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.
Following a 149-year-old tradition that dates back to President Ulysses S. Grant, Trump began his first visit to the cemetery as president by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Later, during his remarks, Trump called on all Americans to continue to honor the sacrifice of fallen soldiers, "for the next 1,000 years". The playing of "Taps" echoed as Trump placed his hand over his heart and military officers saluted.
"Thank you, God bless you, God bless our fallen heroes, God bless their families, God bless our military and God bless the United States of America", he added.
"Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving", he wrote early Monday before heading over to Arlington for the somber remembrance ceremony.
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The point is to be thankful for all of the American soldiers who've died in combat - but "thankful" is a lot different from "happy", and Trump appeared a lot happier while singing that tune than many found appropriate.
In the second, Trump says: "I look forward to paying my respects to our courageous men and women on this Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery later this morning".
He also visited the resting grounds for those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Donald Trump, center, talks with Jane Horton, right, at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 29, 2017, after speaking at a Memorial Day ceremony.
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