Actor Jon Voight is expressing his gratefulness toward those who serve in the U.S. military.
“He felt I had empathy for the families,” Voight said. “And invited me and said, ‘Would you like to come?’ I said, ‘Yes I would. I’d like to see that ceremony performed, and say my prayers and salute those caskets.'”
The Oscar-winning actor — who has been vocal about his support of Trump — went on to describe the ceremony had an “art to it” and that he was “so grateful to be there.”
“That ritual, that art, made the statement of our respect and our gratitude for the sacrifices of our military,” Voight said, adding, “And I’m sure the dignity of it was the dignity of it was affecting to those families.”
Watch Voight’s interview below:
Prior to Voight’s travel to the base in Delaware, Trump awarded the well-known actor the National Medal of Arts, as IJR previously reported.
“Jon Voight, you are an amazing artist and a beloved icon of the American film,” Trump said during the ceremony. “Congratulations.”