In the first of two tweets Trump sent out on Monday, he says: "Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving".
Trump specifically recognized General John F. Kelly's son Robert, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. "And we will never, ever forget you", Trump told the service members and their families.
In the applause from military families and dignitaries attending the memorial service was a heart-swelling enthusiasm not seen or heard in many years at this solemn annual event.
"As we honour the fearless warriors who gave their lives for ours, spending their last moments on this earth in defence of this country and of its people, words can not measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love or the totality of their courage", Trump said. "I believe that God has a special place in heaven for those who laid down their lives so that others may live free from fear and this disgusting oppression".
During that visit, the president greeted other families who had lost loved ones.
He told relatives of those killed in action, "While we can not know the extent of your pain, what we do know is that our gratitude for them and to you is boundless and undying".
Trump had previewed his address Saturday before he flew home from Italy, the final stop on his first trip overseas since taking office.
"Honoring the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to America".
"Since the first volley of gunfire in the revolution, courageous Americans in every generation have answered the call of duty, and won victory for freedom in its hour of need", Trump said during his speech.
President Donald Trump will speak in a ceremony Monday afternoon at Arlington and lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Vice President Mike Pence, who accompanied the president, hugged one of the women.
Since the founding of the United States, more than 42 million Americans have stepped forward to serve their country in uniform, said Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford during his remarks at the memorial ceremony. "Their duty was to serve". Articles featured include reporting on world news, politics, finance, health, entertainment and technology.