Trump honors fallen warriors at Memorial Day ceremonies, assures ‘we are the captains of our own fate’

Trump honors fallen warriors at Memorial Day ceremonies, assures ‘we are the captains of our own fate’

President Trump on Monday visited Arlington National Cemetery and Baltimore’s historic Fort McHenry to honor fallen soldiers for Memorial Day as he touted America's long history of courage and fortitude in the face of adversity -- and sought to once more rally that national spirit in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

"Together, we will vanquish the virus, and America will rise from this crisis to new, and even greater heights," Trump said at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. “As our brave warriors have shown us from the nation’s earliest days – in America, we are the captains of our own fate.

"No obstacle, no challenge, and no threat is a match for the sheer determination of the American people," Trump continued. "This towering spirit permeates every inch of the hallowed soil beneath our feet."

Trump praised the tens of thousands of service members and national guardsmen on the frontlines of the "war against this terrible virus."

"We mourn alongside all of the families who have lost a loved one – including the families of our great veterans," Trump said.

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