Trump marks Memorial Day with Arlington visit

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

"We can never replace them".

". Though they were here only a brief time before God called them home, their legacy will endure forever", Trump added.

Secretary Kelly's other son, Johnny, is getting ready for his fifth military deployment. Bob Dole, who was severely wounded in action during World War II.

Trump recognized former U.S. Sen.

To make his point, Gen. Mattis repeated the words of the ancient Greek writer Plutarch who recalled that 2,300 years ago, Agesilaus the Great, king of Sparta, upon being seated on a backbench at some public event, said with hubris-free equanimity: "It's not the places that grace men, but men who grace the places". President Trump told the crowd, "We only hope that we every day that we can prove worthy".

The president delivered a brief speech to the crowd that had gathered after fulfilling the traditional duty of the Commander-in-Chief on Memorial Day; laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He then rested his hand on his heart as a bugler played taps.

President Donald Trump is honoring America's military dead at Arlington National Cemetery. The White House said Trump visited the gravesite of Robert Kelly, who was laid to rest in Section 60.

It was a proud Memorial Day scene for every American who understands and appreciates the exceptionalism of his native or adopted land.

Trump famously feuded with a Gold Star family during his campaign when he criticized Ghazala and Khizr Khan, a Muslim American family whose son, Capt. Humayun Khan, died in 2004 while serving in Iraq.

Christian's father died during a training accident when the boy was just 8 months old. At the time, he did so alongside Vice President Mike Pence, who joined Trump at the ceremonies Monday morning.

In the second, Trump says: "I look forward to paying my respects to our fearless men and women on this Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery later this morning".

The inspiring and somber speech was quickly greeted by observers as a strong moment for Trump, who returned Saturday night from a lengthy tour of the Middle East and Europe while, stateside, investigations into his team's possible coordination with Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 race advanced quickly. Christopher Horton, was killed in Afghanistan in 2011.


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