One of the things people love about President Trump is that he has a lot of love, admiration, and respect for our military, which is a refreshing change of pace from the previous administration which seemed to carry nothing but disdain for our men and women in uniform.
The president once again showed his true feelings about the brave souls who have sacrificed their lives to preserve our liberty and security by delivering a speech on Monday to Gold Star families.
This is powerful.
The president marked his second Memorial Day as commander-in-chief with a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. The president laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, alongside Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford. He then delivered brief remarks.
“We gather to honor the lives of America’s greatest heroes,” Trump said. “We’re joined today by the families of American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. We cannot imagine the depth of emotion that this day brings each year, the grief renewed, the memories relived, those last beautiful moments together cherished and always remembered. You also feel that incredible pride- a pride shared by one really and truly grateful nation.”Trending:
“We will never forget our heroes,” the president said, adding that “today, we pay tribute to their service” and “strive to be worthy of their sacrifice.”
“It’s our heroes who make us who we are and who determine what we will be. Our fallen heroes have not only written our history, they’ve shaped our destiny,” Trump said.
“That is why we come to this most sacred place. That is why we guard these grounds with absolute devotion,” Trump said. “That is why we always will remember because here on this soil, on these grounds, beneath those fields, lie the true source of American greatness, of American glory and of American freedom.”
The men and women who sign up to serve in our military are special folks, as they are willing to put the most precious gift they have, their lives, on the line for complete and total strangers, all to ensure that this country keeps thriving.
Jesus said in the Scriptures that the greatest love a man can give is laying down his life for his friends. These beautiful souls are prime examples of that truth.
Please remember that today, Memorial Day, is not about barbecues and picnics, but about giving thanks to the men and women who gave all they had to ensure we can live our lives in peace.
Source: Fox News