Trump tweets thanks to US service members

President Donald Trump honored the USA service members who made the ultimate sacrifice by visiting Arlington National Cemetery in recognition of Memorial Day Monday morning.

"Thank you for joining us as we honor the fearless warriors who gave their lives for ours-Spending their last moments on this earth in defense of this great country and its people", Trump began. Byers was on his third combat tour and, Trump said, ran through smoke and a hail of bullets to rescue an Afghan soldier when he was killed. "He understands more than most ever could, or ever will, the wounds and burdens of war".

President Donald Trump speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 29, 2017, during a Memorial Day ceremony.

"Let us pledge to make the most of that freedom that they so gallantly and brilliantly fought for and they died to protect", he said. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

Trump previewed the address Saturday before he flew home from Italy, the final stop on his first trip overseas since taking office. "Though they were only here for a brief time before God called them home, their legacy will endure forever..."

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"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.

The event was also attended by Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford.

President Donald Trump is offering the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans in defense of the United States.

"Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving", he wrote early Monday before heading over to Arlington for the somber remembrance ceremony.

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"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.

"They were people who stood for something larger than themselves, people who understood what we have in our country is worth fighting for", Dunford said, introducing Defense Secretary James Mattis.

President Trump laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the final resting place for many USA military members and others who have served the country, to mark Memorial Day.

Mr. Trump concluded by thanking the "unknown soldiers".

"They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old", the secretary read.

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