President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump planned to stay at the White House this weekend, and did not release a publicly available schedule. So it was a surprise when he showed up at Arlington National Cemetery for today’s Wreaths Across America event. In the rain. Holding his own umbrella.
Earlier in the day, he participated in the laying of the wreaths at Arlington, according to One America News Network.
Reporters and a plethora of Secret Service agents followed him around the cemetery as he learned about the wreaths being placed on the graves of military members.
— Fox News Network (@foxnewsnewyork) December 15, 2018
This year’s wreaths were made in Columbia Falls, Maine on December 8, according to Fox. The shipped 1.75 million wreaths to 1,640 locations. This is the first year the organization has received permission to place wreaths on the graves of WWII fallen at the American cemetery at Normandy.
“We know that for a Gold Star Family member, every day is Memorial Day for them and we understand that at the holidays, it’s an especially difficult time with an empty seat at the table all year round.” Bre Kingsbury, Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America’s website states:
“We understand we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, but our service members sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms.
In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. ..”
Featured photo screenshot via Fox.
- Honoring the Fallen at Christmas – Wreaths Across America Sarasota
- December 17th- Wreaths Placed for the Fallen
The post President Trump Makes Unscheduled Stop at Arlington for Wreaths Across America appeared first on Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children.
Visit the USSA News store!
Click this link for the original source of this article.
Author: Faye Higbee
This content is courtesy of, and owned and copyrighted by, https://unclesamsmisguidedkids.com and its author. This content is made available by use of the public RSS feed offered by the host site and is used for educational purposes only. If you are the author or represent the host site and would like this content removed now and in the future, please contact the USSANews.com administrator by using the contact form located in the top-left menu. Your request will be immediately honored. Please visit https://unclesamsmisguidedkids.com for more terrific, conservative content. The owner of this website may be paid to recommend American Bullion. The content of this website, including the positive review of American Bullion, the negative review of its competitors, and any other information may not be independent or neutral.