Trump hails the fallen and their families at Arlington

Posted June 09, 2017

"Thank you for joining us as we honor the courageous warriors who gave their lives for ours - spending their last moments on this earth in defense of this great country and its people", Trump said. Not only of their sacrifice and service, but of the sacrifice made by the families and loved ones they left behind. The German-U.S. relationship has been a bedrock of post-World War II foreign policy, and Merkel is still "a deeply convinced trans-Atlanticist", her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Monday.

Addressing Horton's weeping widow, Trump added, "Jane, America grieves with you".

And after President Trump refused to endorse the Paris accord on climate change over the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe could no longer rely on the US, but says she is still committed to try to strengthen ties. "We can only hope every day that we prove worthy, not only of their sacrifice and service but of the sacrifices made by their families and loved ones they left behind".

Trump went on to honor Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly's fallen son, Robert, and the Kelly family. We can not repay them.

Trump is also set to lay a wreath Monday at the cemetery, the final resting place for many USA military members and others who have served the country.

In his first Memorial Day remarks as commander in- chief, Trump praised those who died in war and their families.

Trump called on Americans to look into the eyes of people who had lost loved ones in the military and thank them for their sacrifice.

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"And every time you see the sun rise over this blessed land, please know your fearless sons and daughters pushed away the night and delivered for us all that great and glorious dawn".

Afterward the speech, Trump joined Sec.

"Their stories are now woven into the soul of our nation, into the stars and strips of our flag, and into the berating hearts of our great, great people", Trump said.

Trump's remarks at the Memorial Day ceremony was his first public appearance since returning from a nine-day foreign trip.

On Tuesday, Christian Jacobs, the 6-year-old son of a fallen U.S. Marine, adorably shared his experience exchanging a high five with President Trump at Arlington National Cemetery. The White House said Trump visited the gravesite of Robert Kelly, who was laid to rest in Section 60.