Trump to speak at Arlington cemetery on Memorial Day

Ret. U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Sexsmith

Ret. U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Sexsmith

People walk through the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery following a Memorial Day ceremony in Boulder City on Monday, May 29, 2017.

Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. "We know how easily it could have been him".

Trump added: "To the entire Kelly family, today, 300 million American hearts are joined together with you". President Trump added. "We grieve with you".

"Every Memorial Day this is what you did", Kathy Johnson said of their family tradition.

They all share one title in common-and that is the title of "hero"-real heroes", Trump said. It doesn't go away, they learn to cope with it over time". Bob Dole and his wife, former Sen.

He related how hard it can be on a gold star family when well-intentioned people confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day.

President Donald Trump is expressing his nation's "boundless and undying" gratitude to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind.

Vice President Mike Pence attended the ceremony, along with Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis, and Homeland Security Secretary Gen. John Kelly, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford. They were joined by various politicians who came to pay they respects, including US Senator Amy Klobuchar, Representatives Tim Walz and Keith Ellison, and Governor Mark Dayton.

"I've escorted bodies.their is a hurt there", Potter said.

In his first Memorial Day remarks as president, Trump told the stories of two soldiers who died in Afghanistan, Green Beret Capt. Andrew D. Byers of Colorado Springs and Christopher D. Horton of the Oklahoma National Guard, as Byers' parents and Horton's widow looked on.

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