President Trump honors fallen at Arlington; problems mount in White House

President Trump honors fallen at Arlington; problems mount in White House

"But if Americans just take the time to look into your eyes, and tell you how much we thank you, and how dearly we pray for you, and how truly test then hopefully you can find solace through your pain", Trump said.

And the president recognized former U.S. Sen.

"To the entire Kelly family, today, 300 million American hearts are joined together with you".

Trump said the country's fallen warriors "died in war, so we could live in peace".

Trump also singled out his homeland security secretary, John Kelly, for whom military sacrifice is close to home. We can not repay them.

Christian, wearing a mini Marine uniform, traveled with his mother Brittany to Arlington National Cemetery for Memorial Day and got a high five from President Trump.

After laying a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Trump spoke in remembrance of fallen soldiers and respect for their families, alongside members of the military and his administration, including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Dunford and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a retired general.


SIEGEL: And the president talked about Green Beret captain Andrew Byers, who was killed last November while rescuing an Afghan soldier.

"Every time you see the sun rise over this blessed land, please know your fearless sons and daughters pushed away the knife and delivered for us all that great and glorious dawn", Trump said. Bob Dole, R-Kan., who was wounded in Italy during World War II and attended Monday's event.

"The Kelly family represents military families across the country who carry the burden of freedom on their shoulders", Trump said.

The President's first Memorial Day address comes as his administration is pushing back against reports his son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner tried to set up secret communications with Russian Federation.

"I believe that God has a special place in heaven for those who lay down their lives so others can live free of fear", he said at Arlington National Cemetery.

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. "We do not know where they came from, who they left behind, or what they hoped to be, but we do know what they did". The White House said Trump visited the gravesite of Robert Kelly, who was laid to rest in Section 60.

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