These days, there is nothing President Trump can do that does not stir controversy and that includes laying the Memorial wreath for those who lost their lives for the sake of the nation’s freedom. On Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, President Trump was at the Arlington National Cemetery where he laid the memorial wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Not only did he lead the ceremony but he delivered remarks that showed honor and respect to America’s most brave and fearless soldiers.
President Trump began by thanking other leaders who were in attendance including Vice President Pence, Secretary Mattis, Senator Bob Dole and his wife Elizabeth and General Dunford. He then began honoring the lives of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the country.
The Arlington National Cemetery is the resting place for more than 400,000 soldiers. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a memorial for those whom we’ve lost and never identified.
You can watch the entire Memorial Day ceremony in the video player below.
President Trump gave special honor and mention to Secretary John Kelly who lost his son Robert during combat in Afghanistan. He then honored Gold Star families across the nation and said those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the country were “angels sent to us by God.”
Speaking of the unknown soldiers President Trump stated the following.
“Today we also hold a special vigil for heroes whose story we cannot tell because their names are known to God alone — the unknown soldiers. We do not know where they came from, who they left behind, or what they hoped to be. But we do know what they did. They fought and they died in a great and noble act of loyalty and love to their families and to our country.”
Some people took offense by some of the President’s statements when he tweeted that those who died for the country would be happy and proud of the way America is today. Many felt that he was stating that those who died in service of the country would be proud of the job President Trump was doing.
Did you watch the President’s Memorial Day service and laying of the wreath? What were your thoughts?