Trump, FLOTUS Plant American Flags in Honor of Fallen Heroes During Surprise Visit to Arlington Cemetery

Prior to leaving the country over Memorial Day weekend, the president and first lady made it a point to honor U.S. heroes ahead of their travels.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday  — where over 400,000 men and women who’ve sacrificed their lives for the country lie.

The pair visited the gravesites of Gen. John J. Pershing and Frank Buckles, who was the longest living World War I veteran.

The Trumps placed flags at the headstones to pay their respects to the veterans. The flag-placing is part of the “Flags In” ceremony — which began in 1948 — where flags are placed at over 228,000 headstones and at the bottom of around 7,000 niche rows in one area, as well as 14,000 planted at the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery and other areas.

The president’s visit to the cemetery comes before he heads to Japan during the weekend, where he will be the first foreign leader to meet its new emperor, Naruhito. Trump is also expected to hold a Memorial Day event while overseas.

Additionally, Melania made an appearance on Wednesday at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ahead of Memorial Day weekend to meet with wounded warriors and award one military member a Purple Heart, as IJR Red reported.

Watch the video of their surprise visit below:

As for Memorial Day, the president is expected to offer pardons to multiple military members accused of war crimes — but the possible plans have several Republican lawmakers unsure if its the right move before a court decision, as IJR Red previously reported.

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Leonard
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Leonard

Truly An American President who Loves His Country and His Lovely Wife who makes America Proud.

Joan Hill
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To those who persist against Believing in the good things by Pres Trump~ start your day off with this. Honoring the fallen in Arlington. Cease and desist in your derogatory remarks, replace with respect

Bob Lasocki
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Quit calling this idiot a Republican he already said he’s running not as a Republican but probably a Libertarion. Only because there are already too many democrats running lol.

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