First President since 2008 to Honestly Honor Fallen Military on Memorial Day

Not every US President served in the military prior to entering politics. Neither Barack Obama nor Donald Trump served, but Trump is the first US president to truly honor America’s fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery since George W. Bush in 2008. Friends of mine in the military during Obama’s reign said they were offended by his fake celebrations of Memorial Day. They said the same thing about Bill Clinton also.

President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to perform one of the most solemn duties as commander-in-chief—laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The president gave his first Memorial Day address, after laying the wreath, like so many presidents before him, as part of the ceremony to remember, and honor, the men and women who died fighting for the United States of America.

“Thank you for joining us as we honor the brave warriors who gave their lives for ours–Spending their last moments on this earth in defense of this great country and its people,” Trump began. “We only hope that every day we can prove worthy, not only of their sacrifice and service, but of the sacrifice made by their families and loved ones they left behind—special, special people.” …

A family member serving in the military had the honor of being part of the presidential guard for Bill Clinton and George W. Bush when overseas. He told me that Bill and Hillary were rude and hateful of their military guard but George and Laura Bush were more than friendly, talked to them and asked about their families. Obama was like the Clintons and from what I’ve heard Trump is much like the Bushes.

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