Last year, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump visited Fort McHenry in Baltimore to remember America’s fallen soldiers on Memorial Day.
His speech from that day is as relevant as ever.
“In recent months our nation and the world have been engaged in a new form of battle against an invisible enemy,” Trump told a small crowd of servicemembers.
“Once more the men and women of the United States military have answered the call to duty and raced into danger. Tens of thousands of service members and National Guardsmen are on the front lines of our war against this terrible virus, caring for patients, delivering critical supplies, and working night and day to safeguard our citizens.”
The president addressed the difficulties we faced as well as the brighter days ahead, something we all hoped would become the reality.
“As one nation, we mourn alongside every single family that has lost loved ones, including the families of our great veterans. Together we will vanquish the virus and America will rise from this crisis to new and even greater heights,” Trump said.
“I stand before you at this noble fortress of American liberty to pay tribute to the immortal souls who fought and died to keep us free. We pledge in their cherished memories that this majestic flag will proudly fly forever.”