President Trump hails the fallen and their families at Arlington

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President Donald Trump will lay a memorial wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery during his first public appearance following his overseas trip.

"Every time you see the sun rise over this blessed land, please know your courageous sons and daughters pushed away the knife and delivered for us all that great and glorious dawn", Trump said.

In the second, Trump says: "I look forward to paying my respects to our fearless men and women on this Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery later this morning". During a speech at the Democratic National Convention, Khan blasted then-candidate Trump for his proposed ban on Muslims and challenged him to read the Constitution.

Horton, a sniper sent to Afghanistan in 2011, died in a gun battle with the Taliban near the Pakistan border three months into his deployment.

Trump also recognized former USA senator and GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole, 93, who suffered lifelong injuries during World War II.

Making a special recognition to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, a retired general, Trump offered his thoughts to the Kelly family for their son, who died in Afghanistan. Also in attendance is White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

In a speech after placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns, he said "words can not measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love or the totality of their courage". In a statement to the New York Times, Mr. Trump said he has "total confidence" in Kushner. And Kelly's son-in-law Jake is a wounded warrior.

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Horton's widow, Jane, and Byers parents, Rose and David, were at the ceremony and the president promised that America's gratitude to them "is boundless and undying". "If we truly want to give meaning to the sacrifice of those who gave all on our behalf, each of us will leave here today determined to find, in some small way, a method of serving our nation and our communities in their honor", he said. "They were people who stood for something larger than themselves", he said.

The president participated in the somber, annual observance at Arlington National Cemetery.

Trump also paused to talk to a young boy dressed in a crisp Marine uniform.

Trump left flowers at Lt. Kelly's grave in Section 60.

"It is Memorial Day 2017", Pence said.

But Monday's speech was a far different tone for Trump, who urged Gold Star families to take comfort in the acknowledgment and support from a grateful nation.

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