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Memorial Day

Trump honors fallen service members at Arlington National Cemetery

President Trump honored fallen soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, CNN reported. He delivered remarks to celebrate Memorial Day and laid the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, an annual tradition to honor all soldiers who fall in combat.

"They marched into hell so that America could know the blessings of peace," Trump said of fallen service members. "They died so that freedom could live." He went on to acknowledge the sacrifice of those who lost loved ones in combat, saying that "our whole country thanks you, embraces you, and pledges to you we will never forget our heroes."

The president also honored several veterans in attendance of the ceremony, including Ray Chavez, the oldest living survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II.

Read more about the ceremony at CNN, or watch the full video below. Shivani Ishwar