On Thursday, First Lady Melania Trump visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The special visit was scheduled just days before the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is on Saturday.
The White House released an official statement about Melania Trump's visit.
They said, "In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Saturday, January 27, 2018, First Lady Melania Trump visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum today to pay respect to the six million Jews lost in the Holocaust and the millions of other victims of Nazi persecution..."
"Mrs. Trump participated in a tour of the museum, accompanied by Holocaust Memorial Museum Director Sara Bloomfield. The tour recounted the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany from 1933 through 1939, the evolution of the party through the 1940s and its policies toward the Jewish people, and the liberation of Nazi concentration camps in 1945 by the Allied forces," they continued.
They concluded, "The First Lady concluded her tour at the Hall of Remembrance, participating in a moment of silence by the Eternal Flame Memorial, followed by a lighting of a candle at the Prayer Wall."
First Lady Melania also made a powerful statement about the importance of recognizing the past and realizing that we are all connected.
She said, "My thoughts and prayers are with the people whose lives and families were broken by the horrors of the Holocaust. Yet it is also through our shared humanity that we come together now in commemoration, strength, and love. My heart is with you, and we remember."
On Twitter, First Lady Melania said, "Thank you @HolocaustMuseum for a powerful & moving tour that honors the millions of innocent lives lost, and educates us on the tragedies and effects of the holocaust. #WeRemember #AskWhy."
As we approach the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, please join the First Lady in remembering those who lost their lives and others who endured years of persecution. What do you think about Melania's words? Let us know! In other breaking news, Oprah just broke her silence about a 2020 presidential run.