ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald Trump says he’s come to the “sacred soil” of Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day to honor “the lives and deeds of America’s greatest heroes.”
Watch President Trump’s Memorial Day ceremony stream in the video player above.
He told an audience of Cabinet members, military leaders, veterans, families of the fallen and others gathered Tuesday in the marble amphitheater near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that all Americans “strive to be worthy” of the sacrifice they made on behalf of a thankful nation.
Trump marked his second Memorial Day as commander in chief by laying a wreath at the tomb.
Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2018
Before heading to the hallowed grounds across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital, Trump tweeted that “those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today.”
Catherine Lucey with the Associated Press reported this story.