Memorial Day marks a special opportunity for America to recognize and honor those who have died serving our country. Every year, the nation is filled with memorials, events, and families gathering together to remember our fallen heroes.
The annual federal holiday also typically consists of a message from the President of the United States. On Memorial Day of 2018, President Donald Trump delivered a memorable speech that drew applause and praise from the crowd.
“Our fallen heroes have not only written our history they have shaped our destiny. They saved the lives of the men and women with whom they served,” the President stated. “They cared for their families more than anything in the world, they loved their families.”
“They inspired their communities, uplifted their country, and provided the best example of courage, virtue, and valor the world will ever know,” he continued. “They fought and bled and died so that America would forever remain safe and strong and free.”
“Each of the markers, each of the names in stone teaches us what it means to be loyal and faithful and proud and brave and righteous and true...That is why we always will remember. Because here, on this soil, on these grounds, beneath those fields, lies the true source of American greatness, American glory, and American freedom,” President Trump added.
"As long as we are blessed with patriots such as these we shall forever remain one people, one family, and one nation under God," Trump concluded as the audience roared with applause.
Watch more highlights from President Trump’s speech below:
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