Trump Prepares Arlington Memorial Day Address

In Sicily, he praised US 'warriors of freedom'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 29, 2017 12:03 AM CDT
Trump to Deliver Speech at Arlington Cemetery
President Trump and Melania Trump wave as they board Air Force One at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Saturday, May, 27, 2017, in Sigonella, Italy.   (Evan Vucci)

President Trump is preparing his first Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery. Trump is also set to lay a wreath Monday at the cemetery, the final resting place for many US military members and others who have served the country, the AP reports. Trump previewed the address Saturday before he flew home from Italy, the final stop on his first trip abroad since taking office. He addressed US service members stationed at a naval base in Sicily as "warriors of freedom" and the "patriots who keep the fires of liberty burning." Trump also noted his desire to boost spending on the military, and as commander in chief, pledged his "complete and unshakeable support" to the men and women in uniform. (More Memorial Day stories.)

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