Former President Donald Trump marked Memorial Day and honored the fallen heroes in a statement through which he said America’s fallen military members are “incomparable heroes” with “immortal” legacies for all of society.
Trump released a Memorial Day statement Monday, May 31, in which he once again showed his respect and devotion to the defenders of the homeland: “We honor them today, forever, and always… the fallen heroes who took their last breaths in defense of our Nation, our families, our citizens, and our sacred freedoms,” the 45th President said.
“America’s warriors are the single greatest force for justice, peace, liberty, and security among all the nations ever to exist on earth. God bless our fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Airmen, and Marines,” he wrote.
Trump also stated that the veterans “made the supreme sacrifice so that our people can live in safety and our nation can prosper in peace.”
According to official reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), more than 1 million U.S. service members have died in U.S. history, which has its starting point in the Revolutionary War.
The deadliest conflicts were the Civil War and World War II, in which more than 400,000 Americans died in each.
The most recent war in which the United States engaged was the so-called Global War on Terrorism. It is described as a national campaign supported by several NATO members and other allies. The campaign’s ultimate goal is to eliminate international terrorism by eliminating terrorist cells distributed throughout the world.
This last battle has so far left a partial toll of 6,900 U.S. military dead, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
For his part, President Biden is set to deliver remarks on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery at 10:30 am. He will be joined by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.
Trump closed his remarks addressed to the fallen by stating that “it is because of your bravery that we can together, as one people, continue our pursuit of America’s glorious destiny,” Trump concluded.
Last week, before the start of the Memorial Day weekend, former President Trump took the opportunity, in addition to wishing happiness in the coming days, to remind Americans of the painful situation the country is going through thanks to the energy policies adopted by the current administration.
In this sense Trump said that when people will start driving their cars in the following holidays, “I’m sorry to say the gasoline prices that you will be confronted with are far higher than they were just a short number of months ago where we had gasoline under $2 a gallon.”
He also warned that soon Russia and the Middle East would be making fortunes from oil, while the United States will remember how good it was to have had energy independence.
“Shame, shame, shame. Other than that, have a great Memorial Day weekend!”, Trump ended by saying.