Former President Trump called the United States’ fallen members of the military “unrivaled heroes” who have “immortal” legacies during a Memorial Day statement as the country celebrated the holiday which acknowledges the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the service of America.
Trump said that Memorial Day is a time to remember those “who took their last breaths” defending not just the nation, but “our families… citizens, and our sacred freedoms.” He added that the “devotion,” “resolve,” and “purity of their patriotism” are unequalled.
Trump reminded his fellow Americans that “their gallantry” allows the American people to continue striving toward “America’s glorious destiny.”
The Congressional Research Service reports that over 1 million American servicemen have died in the United States’ military history, dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War. The deadliest conflicts were the Civil War and Second World War each of which claimed over 400,000 American lives.
CRS reports that the United States’ Global War on Terror, the most recent, has taken over 6,900 American service members.
Trump continued by calling America’s warriors “the single greatest force,” fighting for “justice, peace, liberty, and security” on the entire earth. “God bless our fallen,” he added.
Author: Tracey Sutton