President Donald Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to honor the many fallen U.S. soldiers and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Trump, in his first Memorial Day visit to Arlington as president, specifically paid tribute to Army Specialist Christopher Horton, Special Forces Capt. Andrew Byers and Marine 1st Lt. Robert Kelly. Kelly was the son of Gen. John Kelly, who is Trump's Department of Homeland Security secretary, ABC News reported.
"Here at this hallowed shrine, we honor the noblest among us, the men and women who paid the ultimate price for victory and for freedom," Trump said. "We pay tribute to those brave souls who raced into gunfire, roared into battle and ran into hell to face down evil. They made their sacrifice not for fame or for money or even for glory, but for country."
"And while we cannot know the extent of your pain, what we do know is that our gratitude to them and to you is boundless and undying," Trump said of America's Gold Star families.
The president said while "we can never replace" or repay fallen service members, "we can always remember."
“To every Gold Star family, God is with you. And your loved ones are with him. They died in war so that we could live in peace," Trump said, according to the New York Daily News.
Trump spoke for about 20 minutes at Arlington's Memorial Amphitheater. He then visited Area 60 of the cemetery, where many of the fallen heroes of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan were laid to rest. As is customary for U.S. presidents, he also laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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