Trump hails sacrifices of fallen troops

Brittany Jacobs left and 6-year-old son Christian Jacobs meet President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery Monday

Trump singled out for praise three fallen heroes, killed fighting terrorists in Afghanistan since 2010 - Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly (2010), Army Specialist Christopher Horton (2011) and Army Capt. Andrew Beyers (2016). A son-in-law, Jake, is a wounded warrior.

Trump went on to honor former Sen.

"So I'm gonna go on a little campaign to try and educate people on just what Memorial Day is", he added.

He first placed a wreath in Arlington at the Tomb of the Unknowns a day before his inauguration. Bob Dole, 93, a World War II veteran, who attended the ceremony with his wife Elizabeth.

Response to Trump's speech on Memorial Day has been overwhelmingly positive, with ABC describing it as a "solemn tribute" and New York Magazine author Ed Kilgore calling it "entirely appropriate and occasionally eloquent".

"Honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to America".

The president then climbed the steps above the tomb to the cemetery's marble amphitheater, where he delivered his address.

President Donald Trump speaks at the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Va. Monday
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Trump's remarks at the Memorial Day ceremony was his first public appearance since returning from a nine-day foreign trip. Articles featured include reporting on world news, politics, finance, health, entertainment and technology.

In interviews Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he did not know if the reports are true.

After the address, Trump visited a section of the cemetery for USA service members killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Accompanied by Pence, Trump walked briefly among the white marble headstones and greeted families, including Brittany Jacobs and her 6-year-old son, Christian, who was dressed like a Marine.

President Donald Trump honored fallen troops as part of a traditional Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington Ceremony.

In the second, he said "I look forward to paying my respects to our courageous men and women on this Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery later this morning". Andrew Byers, a member of the Green Berets who was killed during an attack on a Taliban bastion past year.

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.

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