President Donald Trump hasn’t stopped since coming back to Washington, D.C. from his first overseas trip as president that lasted a week. He went right back to work the second Air Force One landed and is spending the Memorial Day today at Arlington Cemetery honoring our fallen service members. As he stood on stage this morning next to General Mattis during the National Anthem, everyone immediately noticed what he privately did that happened to be caught on camera, leaving viewers stunned.
For the last two Memorial Days, Americans have watched the mockery of the military by our former President Barack Obama, who merely went through the motions of what he was told to do. Obama ceremoniously laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on this day before and said some prepared statements. It was all done in vain since the truth about his lack of respect for the service was evident the decisions he made against them. He couldn’t even return a salute to a soldier each time he deplaned Air Force One or Marine One, let alone genuinely pay his respects to soldiers who lost their lives for this country.
Today was the new Commander-in-Chief’s first Memorial Day as president to show the country the difference of what a leader with love and respect for our military really looks like. Trump’s tribute to the men and women who died fighting for our country was more than just in his incredible speech to the nation today — it’s what he did on stage that spoke volumes without even saying a word.
Standing next to Mattis, who was as stoic as we’ve come to expect from this great General, Trump had his hand over his heart and sang along with the National Anthem. However, he wasn’t just casually saying the lyrics, he belted out his own powerful rendition with such bravado that the patriotic spirit was palpable on people’s television screens. As he sang, he beamed in pride and sincerity in a stunning side performance of his own that he may not have known he was making. There was no expectation to sing, that was a decision he made on his own and was the only one on stage who sang.
Trump’s completely uninhibited singing was music to the ears of every American who has waited eight years for a president who truly loves this country, our flag, and the men and women who fight for it. Trump has shown that from the second he took office and today highlighted that in an unexpected, yet beautiful way. It’s refreshing to see this kind of patriotism that should be expected of our president, which Trump took to a new level today at Arlington Cemetery. What he said in his speech after only made it better.
“Words cannot measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love or the totality of their courage” he said in his incredible Memorial Day address thanking our veterans. These brave men and women have gone almost a decade of being ignored and discredited by their former Commander-in-Chief and now they not only have a leader who truly supports and appreciates them, the First Lady does as well and isn’t afraid to show it.
Melania and her staff are transported by the US Army 1-214th Aviation Regiment who have always shown them the utmost respect in doing this important job. This is something that hasn’t gone unnoticed by Melania who likes others to know how much they are appreciated, rather than just taking advantage of it the opportunities afforded her like her predecessor seemed to do.
Just days before Memorial Day and while she was still overseas, Melania didn’t forget about her awesome Army men who she decided to publicly thank on Twitter going into this holiday weekend. Like her husband, our First Lady has a love and respect for our military.
“Thank you to the @usarmy 1-214th Aviation Regiment for getting me & my staff to our mtgs safely! #G7 #Catania #Italy,” Melania Tweeted from her official Twitter account on Friday
She didn’t have to say a word and perhaps nobody would have expected her to, but the fact that she remembered them and made a point to thank them for their service to she and her staff, speaks volumes as to the incredible First Lady we have in the White House. The Trumps never cease to amaze and impress with their genuine appreciation for those who deserve it the most for serving and protecting our great nation.