At more than 1,400 cemeteries around the nation Saturday, people honored our fallen veterans as part of Wreaths Across America. The organization urges citizens of the world’s beacon of freedom to “Remember our fallen U.S. Veterans. Honor those who serve. Teach your children the value of freedom.”
At Arlington National Cemetery, patriots waited in long lines to place Christmas wreaths on the graves of those who gave their lives for our liberty.
Roughly an hour into the event, those at the home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier received an incredible surprise, as the President of the United States made an unannounced visit. Alone.
He walked through the cemetery in the rain, carrying a large black umbrella and observing the tributes made to our Brave.
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) December 15, 2018
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 15, 2018
Last month, the President came under fire for not attending an Arlington ceremony on Veterans Day, later telling Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday of his regret:
“I could have done that. As you know, I just left the day before the American Cemetery (in France), and I probably think — and that was one where it was raining as hard as you can imagine, and I made a speech at the American Cemetery the day before, and I probably — you know, in retrospect I should have, and I did last year, and I will virtually every year.”
By the way, when the helicopter couldn’t fly to the first cemetery in France because of almost zero visibility, I suggested driving. Secret Service said NO, too far from airport & big Paris shutdown. Speech next day at American Cemetery in pouring rain! Little reported-Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 13, 2018
In his few brief remarks Saturday, Trump said there are plans to expand Arlington — the resting place of more than 400,000 men and women — via the purchase of land nearby. Trump also complimented volunteers and organizers for Wreaths Across America:
“They do a great job, a really great job. Thank you.”
Trump made his constituents proud with the visit. Never before has he looked more presidential. For another heartwarming story about the President and veterans, please see here.
This year, WRA shipped an incredible 1.75 million wreaths for ceremonies in all 50 states. To donate, please click here.
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