President Salutes Veterans and Military Families

Honors Contributions of American Service Members
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President Trump in a recent proclamation declared this month as a time to honor national veterans and military families.

“During National Veterans and Military Families Month, we honor the significant contributions made by American service members, their families, and their loved ones. We set aside this month surrounding Veterans Day to hold observances around the country to honor and thank those whose service and sacrifice represent the very best of America. We renew our Nation's commitment to support veterans and military families. They deserve it,” the proclamation began.

“It is our patriotic duty to honor veterans and military families,” he said, asking the Department of Veterans Affairs to lead the nation in a month of observances across the country.

The President and First Lady gave their own honors at the beginning of his Asia trip with a visit to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, where they visited the USS Arizona Memorial and tossed flower petals into the water above the battleship’s sunken hull.

In South Korea, President Trump lunched with U.S. and South Korean troops at the Camp Humphreys military base, where what the U.S. military news website Stars and Stripes was “Taco Tuesday.” He said he’d rather “eat with the troops than at a fancy restaurant,” one private said. “It made me feel like he cared.”

Sources: The White House, Fox News, Vanity Fair, Politico
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