Donald Trump pays tribute to 'real heroes'


"But if Americans just take the time to look into your eyes, and tell you how much we thank you, and how dearly we pray for you, and how truly test then hopefully you can find solace through your pain", Trump said.

"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", Mr. Trump said.

In his speech, the president expressed his gratitude for the service given by the "men and women who paid the ultimate price for victory and freedom". "We pay tribute to those fearless souls who raced into gunfire, roared into battle, and ran into hell to face down evil", Trump said. "They made their sacrifice, not for fame, nor for money, or even for glory, but for country".

Trump went on to honor Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly's fallen son, Robert, and the Kelly family. "He understands more than most ever could, or ever will, the wounds and burdens of war".

Kelly led the U.S. Southern Command and lost his son, Robert Kelly, who stepped on a land mine on a Marine patrol in Afghanistan.

Trump added: "To the entire Kelly family, today, 300 million American hearts are joined together with you". The president, who has been under siege by investigations into contacts between Russian Federation and his associates, including his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, smiled and seemed to enjoy the enthusiastic welcome by a supportive crowd.

"We can never replace them, we can never repay them, but we can always remember, and today that is what we are doing..."

Accompanied by Pence, Trump walked briefly among the white marble headstones and greeted families, including Brittany Jacobs and her 6-year-old son, Christian, who was dressed like a Marine. "But they were all angels sent to us by God and they all share one title in common and that is the title of hero, real heroes".

"Though they were here only a brief time before God called them home, their legacy will endure forever", Trump said.

"Every time you see the sun rise over this blessed land, please know your fearless sons and daughters pushed away the knife and delivered for us all that great and glorious dawn", Trump said. May 29, 2017, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. This year we are not organizing an event, but will pay a simple visit.

He addressed US service members stationed at a naval base in Sicily as "warriors of freedom" and the "patriots who keep the fires of liberty burning".

Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. "They fought and they died in the great and noble act of loyalty and love to their families and to our country".