POTUS Recognizes the Importance of Service Members Protecting ‘Our Freedoms’ on Armed Forces Day

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Those who serve in the U.S. armed forces to protect the country, with their “bravery, love of country, and devotion to duty,” are gaining recognition for their service on National Armed Forces Day.

“Our courageous and vigilant Armed Forces safeguard the blessings of liberty for us and for future generations by selflessly answering the call of duty,” President Donald Trump wrote in his White House proclamation.

“Today, and every day, we acknowledge and celebrate all who proudly wear our Nation’s uniforms and the family members who face unique challenges as they tirelessly support them.”

Through service members’ devoted action, “strength and dedication to our country, they protect our freedoms, interests, and way of life at duty stations all around the world.”

The president praised the “tremendous success” by the U.S. military in gaining victory against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Trump vowed to “advocate for our service members to receive increased support, which they deserve for bearing the burden of defending our freedoms.”

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence visited Fort McCoy in Wisconsin where he spoke to around 500 service members and their families.

“You stepped forward to protect our families & freedom,” Pence tweeted on his visit with the military members. “You chose to put on the uniform of the greatest all-volunteer military the world has ever seen!”

Others joined in to show their support for the service members:

In April, Trump followed through with his promise to a World War II veteran by inviting veteran Allen Jones to the White House on his 95th birthday, as IJR Red reported.

“I want to be like you someday,” Trump told Allen, joined by other veterans and their families. “I want to be like all of you guys someday.”

During his time in office, the president has also awarded the Medal of Honor — the highest personal military decoration — to multiple service members, including posthumously to Staff Sgt. Travis Atkins in late March for laying “down his life to save the lives of his fellow warriors,” as IJR Red reported.

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Melvin Branter
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Thank you, Mr. President, for honoring our Service Members and their families. We need to let our armed forces that the people appreciate their service to our country.

Joyce
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Thank you Mr. President for honoring our Service Members and their families. Thank you for all you have done for our Service Members since becoming POTUS. Thank you to all the Service Members for your service to this wonderful country.

Otis
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God bless our troops and God bless America.

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