Once again, President Trump, after his successful nine-day trip overseas, did America proud, this time on the sacred USA soil of Arlington National Cemetery.
"They're the ones that have served, the families are serving in their own way, but I'm glad to be with them to honor those people", she said. "They died in war so that we could live in peace".
The President dodged being drafted into the armed forces five times in his youth - four for college and one for "bone spurs" on his heels. He died in a gun battle with the Taliban near the Pakistan border three months into his deployment.
"Today it is incredible how Americans feel about the men and women who serve in the military and the men and women who have served in the military", Coffman said. The younger Kelly was a Marine killed in Afghanistan in November 2010.
"We gather here today with the shared attitude of gratitude", he said.
Like his three most recent predecessors, Trump never served in combat nor the active-duty military, and at one point during his campaign previous year he offended veterans by denigrating the service of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a Navy pilot who spent 5½ years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.
The American flag is the powerful symbol of Americanism and the American heroes took it not only to the Moon, but also to the places on earth where no man has reached before. "He was a war hero because he was captured". Many people made sacrifices, and many people lost their life, and fought to preserve our way of life.
Visitor, Rebecca Hosty said, "I really like the WWI Museum because it's the only one in the country and it's also a great way to celebrate Memorial Day and honor the soldiers who gave their life for us". They died protecting and preserving the freedoms that we enjoy each and every day.
"It's both normal in my opinion and acceptable. any way that you can communicate with people, particularly organizations that are maybe not particularly friendly to us is a good thing", said John Kelly.
After VFW Auxiliary President Vi Singleton performed the laying of the wreath, Sutton went through the list of "departed comrades" from the previous year, taking about 10 minutes as he spoke aloud the name of each fallen soldier. The playing of "Taps" echoed as Trump placed his hand over his heart and military officers saluted.
In contrast, Trump supporters were thrilled to finally have a president who's unabashedly proud of his country.