White House pool report, where Donald Trump is visiting Arlington National Cemetery to pay his Memorial Day respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
“Shortly before 11 am after the sun emerged & dissipated the clouds, POTUS arrived near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He went into position, then held his hand over his heart as the National Anthem played.”
In a speech that followed, the president gave special thanks to Gold Star families, including DHS Secretary John Kelly’s son Robert, who was killed in Afghanistan.
“To every Gold Star families, God is with you and your loved ones are with Him. Their stories are now woven into the soul of our nation, into the Stripes and Stars of our flag and into the beating hearts of our great, great people.”
“Guided by a service member, POTUS presented a wreath to a stand near the Tomb of the Unidentified Soldier and held it there for a long moment. POTUS took steps backward away from the stand. As nearby service members removed their headgear, holding it to their chests, POTUS bowed his head.”