In another show of his reverence for the military and respect for America’s fallen veterans, President Trump paid a visit to Arlington National Cemetery where he joined volunteers who were laying holiday wreaths on the graves of those who fought and died to protect our freedoms.
The president showed up on a rainy day to assist those working with the veteran’s group Wreaths Across America in an unscheduled visit that the media wouldn’t bother covering anyway simply because it shows Trump as the man who he really is instead of the demonized caricature that they have created.
Each December, Wreaths Across America gathers thousands of volunteers to assist with the holiday tribute at Arlington, the final resting place of 245,000 veterans and veteran’s cemeteries across America.
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President Trump paid a Saturday visit to Arlington National Cemetery, where thousands of volunteers had just taken part in the rain in the annual holiday wreath-laying tribute to those who served—and died– in America’s wars.
Trump made the unscheduled stop to the famous military ceremony about 2:15 p.m. ET, hours after the event began.
“They do a great job, a really great job. Thank you,” Trump said during the visit.
Every December, Wreaths Across America places wreaths on the graves at Arlington and other veterans cemeteries.
Last year more than 75,000 volunteers placed wreaths at 245,000 Arlington gravesites.
This year, the organization shipped a staggering 1.75 million wreaths to 1,640 locations that will hold ceremonies across the U.S., according to the Pentagon.
— WreathsAcrossAmerica (@WreathsAcross) December 15, 2018
According to Wreaths Across America’s website:
Who We Remember
From the Revolutionary War to present day conflicts, our veterans are devoted sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers. They come from all backgrounds in life to place those lives on the line for our freedoms. There are millions of individual stories to tell. Get to know them by viewing the 4,760 recent posts made by our supporters or sponsor a wreath in honor of or in memory of an American hero.
Where We Remember
Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 1,400 locations across the United States, at sea and abroad. Click below to find a location near you.
If you don’t see a location near you, Wreaths Across America will support you in becoming a Location Coordinator for a cemetery in your area. There is no cost to become a participating location and host a Wreaths Across America ceremony.
When We Honor
While coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies each December on National Wreaths Across America Day is a big part of what we do, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out throughout the year. From our Remembrance Tree program to the Wreaths Across America Museum in Maine, there are many different ways in which you can get involved!
How We Teach
Wreaths Across America’s mission touches the lives of thousands of school, scout, civic and religious groups across the country through fundraising for wreath sponsorships. These groups help us ensure that we reach our goal to place a wreath on each hero’s grave. In return, they receive fundraising dollars that assist in furthering their own goals and projects.
Why We Do It
We understand we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, but our service members sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms.
In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We hope you will join us at any of our more than 1,400 participating locations to show our veterans and their families that we will not forget. We will never forget.
President Trump continues to show a genuine respect for the military that was largely absent during the eight years that the unpatriotic wretch Barack Obama sat in the White House and the liberals just hate it.