First Lady Melania Trump joined President Trump on Monday attending two Memorial Day Ceremonies in Maryland and Virginia to honor fallen soldiers for Memorial Day.
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The Trumps first honored the nation’s fallen at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery where President Trump participated in the wreath-laying ceremony and gave a salute to honor members of the U.S. military who have lost their lives. A 21-gun salute greeted Trump as he arrived at the solemn much smaller scale ceremony
Also in attendance was Vice President Mike Pence, wife Karen Pence, Defense Secretary Mark Esper and his wife Leah Esper.
After the wreath-laying ceremony in Arlington National Cemetery, both Melania and President Trump walked hand-in-hand to Marine One on their way to the second stop — Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland.
However, Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young late last week urged President Trump to skip the planned visit once it was announced saying the city couldn’t afford the cost as well as security measure of hosting the president and he is sending the wrong message about stay-at-home directives
“I wish that the president, as our nation’s leader, would set a positive example and not travel during this holiday weekend,” Young said in a statement. “That President Trump is deciding to pursue nonessential travel sends the wrong message to our residents, many of whom have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 virus.”
The White House was not convinced with the Baltimore Mayor plea.
“The brave men and women who have preserved our freedoms for generations did not stay home and the president will not either as he honors their sacrifice by visiting such a historic landmark in our nation’s history,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement Sunday.
At the Baltimore’s historic Fort McHenry, President Trump delivered a Memorial Day address to honor the fallen soldiers while touting America’s long history of courage and fortitude in the face of adversity.
“I stand before you at this noble fortress of American liberty to pay tribute to the immortal souls who fought and died to keep us free,” Trump said at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. “Earlier today, the First Lady and I laid a wreath in their sacred honor at Arlington National Cemetery. Now we come together to salute the flag they gave their lives to so boldly and brilliantly defend. And we pledge, in their cherished memories, that this majestic flag will proudly fly forever.”
Trump noted the tens of thousands of service members and national guard personnel that are currently “on the front lines of our war against this terrible virus” and praised them for their sacrifice.
“In recent months, our nation and the world have been engaged in a new form of battle against an invisible enemy,” Trump said. “Once more, the men and women of the United States military have answered the call to duty and raced into danger. Tens of thousands of service members and National Guardsmen are on the frontlines of our war against this terrible virus — caring for patients, delivering critical supplies, and working night and day to safeguard our citizens.”
He added, “Together, we will vanquish the virus, and America will rise from this crisis to new, and even greater heights. As our brave warriors have shown us from the nation’s earliest days – in America, we are the captains of our own fate. No obstacle, no challenge, and no threat is a match for the sheer determination of the American people.”
The United States leads the world with more than 1.6 million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 97,000 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
The president honored the heroics of the American soldiers who stood their ground and recited the history of the British invasion in the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. The Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine commemorates the site where Francis Scott Key wrote a poem “The Star-Spangled Banner” after a huge American flag was hoisted to celebrate an important victory over the British during the War of 1812.
“Francis Scott Key was so inspired by the sight of our flag in the battle waged that the very grounds that he fought on became hallowed and he wrote a poem,” Trump said. “His ageless words became the anthem of our nation: “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Every time we sing our anthem, every time its rousing chorus swells our hearts with pride, we renew the eternal bonds of loyalty to our fallen heroes. We think of the soldiers who spent their final heroic moments on distant battlefields to keep us safe at home. We remember the young Americans who never got the chance to grow old but whose legacy will outlive us all.”
Melania shared several pictures from the occasion on her Twitter account.
“We lay this wreath to pay respects to all of our courageous service members & fallen heroes. You gave your lives for our nation & countless others around the world. You have served with honor & we thank you for your defense of our freedoms,” the First Lady tweeted with pictures.
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