President Donald Trump, early on Memorial Day, honored the nation's fallen soldiers as heroes through a tweeted video, while remembering a young boy he'd met at Arlington National Cemetery last year.
"On this Memorial Day, I know that everyone is remembering the fallen soldiers who have paid the ultimate price for our country. It's a country we all love," Trump said in his minute-long Twitter video, which shows scenes from the national cemetery, and of himself speaking with the boy, Christian Jacobs, who was at the cemetery dressed in a full Marines dress uniform.
"Last year at Arlington Cemetery, I met a young boy named Christian Jacobs," Trump continues. "He was special. He was standing fully in a uniform. His father was a great man to him. and he was a great man to me. And Christian was standing over his father's grave saluting. It was something I'll never forget."
The president followed up with a second Memorial Day greeting:
The president lauded Arlington as "a special place, and our country is a special place."
"As Americans we come together to remember our great heroes on this Memorial Day," he concluded.
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