President Trump then went on to address all Gold Star families, referring to their fallen loved ones as "angels sent to us by God". "They fought and they died in a noble act of loyalty and love to their families and to our country". "That's why it's so important that we preserve Arlington for the next generation", according to Cotton, a former U.S. Army captain.
"To the entire Kelly family, today, 300 million American hearts are joined together with you".
But at the Memorial Day ceremony on May 29, Trump said Gold Star families honor the nation with their sacrifice. We can never repay them.
Trump participated in the traditional wreath-laying ceremony and a moment of silence at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, whose "name is known to God alone", Trump said.
Trump's scheduled remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony will mark his first comments in public since returning to the United States from his nine-day trip overseas.
Officially, Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday in May, has been set aside to honor all who died during military service throughout USA history. "And today that is what we are doing", Trump said.
"Every time you see the sun rise over this blessed land, please know your courageous sons and daughters pushed away the knife and delivered for us all that great and glorious dawn", Trump said. Bob Dole, 93, a World War II veteran, who attended the ceremony with his wife Elizabeth.
The President's first Memorial Day address comes as his administration is pushing back against reports his son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner tried to set up secret communications with Russian Federation.
TRUMP: In 2008, Chris enlisted in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. He then visited Area 60 of the cemetery, where numerous fallen heroes of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan were laid to rest.