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Associated Press (AP) – At Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, President Donald Trump expressed his nation’s “boundless and undying” gratitude Monday to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind, hailing as heroes the hundreds of thousands buried at Arlington.
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.
Of them and all who died in military service, he said: “Words cannot measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love or the totality of their courage.”
President Trump Honors Soldiers Killed in Action
Horton, a sniper sent to Afghanistan in 2011, died in a gun battle with the Taliban near the Pakistan border three months into his deployment. 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. “We stand in awe of your son and his courageous sacrifice,” Trump told David and Rose Byers, the parents.
The president hailed Bob Dole, the former senator who suffered lifelong injuries in World War II and attended Monday’s ceremony. And he singled out his homeland security secretary, John Kelly, for whom military sacrifice could not be any closer to home. Read the full story…. al.com
(CBS News) President Donald Trump marked Memorial Day 2017 with a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Stars Commemorate Memorial Day 2017 — Chris Pratt and John Krasinski Take the #MurphChallenge & More – Entertainment Tonight “Memorial Day is always a powerful reminder to put aside our small daily concerns and petty grievances, and allow ourselves to be humbled by the magnitude of the sacrifices made for us by our Veterans and their families,” the “Swish Swish” singer wrote.EW.com
Memorial Day 2017 events in Twin Cities – Minneapolis Star Tribune Anoka: 10 a.m., program at Veterans Memorial at Forest Hills Cemetery. Featuring speaker Maj. Shawn Gregory of the Minnesota National Guard, the North Suburban Concert Band and student recitations. Apple Valley: 11 a.m., ceremony at Veteran’s Park, …
Memorial Day 2017 photographs – Bismarck Tribune Memorial Day 2017 was observed in the Bismarck Mandan area with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1326 and AMVETS Post 9 starting early visiting area cemeteries and attending a program at the North Dakota Heritage Center before attending the …
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