Trump hails the fallen and their families at Arlington

In interviews Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he did not know if the reports are true. "We pay tribute to those courageous souls who raced into gunfire, roared into battle, and ran into hell to face down evil", Trump said.

Words can not measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love, or the totality of their courage.

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In his first Memorial Day remarks as president, Trump told the stories of two soldiers who died in Afghanistan, Green Beret Capt. Andrew D. Byers of Colorado Springs and Christopher D. Horton of the Oklahoma National Guard, as Byers' parents and Horton's widow looked on.

President Trump then went on to address all Gold Star families, referring to their fallen loved ones as "angels sent to us by God".

"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", Mr. Trump said. "Special, special people", he added.

He also made special mention of former Kansas Sen.

Prior to giving a solemn speech in which he expressed the U.S.'s "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans in defence of the United States, the national anthem was played.

President Donald Trump participates in a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Arlington, Va.

Trump fired back on Twitter and later in an interview with ABC News, insinuating that Khan's wife, Ghazala, was not allowed to speak at the DNC.

Without a word, he slowly laid the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

The remarks of Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman James Dunford, who stood with the president, were also appropriately distinguished and moving. After his speech, Trump visited Robert Kelly's grave in Section 60 of the cemetery.

President Donald Trump has visited a section of Arlington National Cemetery where US military members killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are buried. Jacobs' father, Marine Sergent Christopher Jacobs, died during a training accident in California in 2011.



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