President and First Lady Make Unannounced Visit to Arlington During Flag Placement…

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made an unscheduled visit to Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day.  As more than 260,000 flags were being placed at the graves of U.S. service members, the president and first lady visited with U.S. Army personnel who participate in the annual remembrance and solemn event.

The President and First Lady placed flags at headstone of Frank Buckles who was the last surviving World War I veteran before his passing.  President Trump will not be in the U.S. to observe the Memorial Day holiday, as both he and Melania head to Japan for an official state visit on Friday.

While in Japan President Trump and the first lady will be participating in a Memorial Day event at Yokosuka U.S. Naval Base where they will honor our fallen soldiers.

Video [Note: today’s trip wasn’t on the president’s public schedule, and reporters were kept far away to hear what was said.]

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61 Responses to President and First Lady Make Unannounced Visit to Arlington During Flag Placement…

  1. Donzo says:

    I certainly hope Frank Buckles is not the last surviving WWI veteran, otherwise they buried him too soon. In any case, God bless him.

    Liked by 7 people

  2. 17CatsInTN says:

    This man and his wife are truly a miracle for our nation. They have so much honor and respect for the country and its people. We are so blessed.

    Liked by 39 people

  3. Nathan Hale says:

    Had the privilege of spending a few days back in the early 70s visiting with members of the Old Guard, out front and behind the scenes in the barracks. These men are the greatest representatives of our Army I’ve ever met.

    Liked by 14 people

  4. This is why our troops love our President.

    God bless them both.

    Liked by 21 people

    • Did you see it? He shook the hands of the first two soldiers. Then as he turned to shake the hand of the third soldier, he peripherally sees the first two soldiers salute him. So he turns back and formally salutes them and shakes their hands again.

      They will never forget this day.

      Liked by 30 people

      • bertdilbert says:

        That is at 1minute 45 seconds in the video. Save everyone some time.

        Liked by 1 person

      • olderwiser21 says:

        A TRUE Commander In Chief! Love him and our wonderful First Lady.

        Liked by 2 people

        • 3rdday61 says:

          olderwiser I couldn’t help but notice such a drastic contrast between this setting and the farm presser earlier today where the punk reporter asked about treason and the death penalty. Fast forward a couple hours to Arlington. A cemetery full of those who served defending freedom from the very enemies of it, be they foreign or domestic, traitors or enemy combatants.
          Just too ‘rich’ in irony. Absolutely love it!!!

          Liked by 1 person

  5. mariner says:

    “Note: today’s trip wasn’t on the president’s public schedule, and reporters were kept far away to hear what was said.”

    “Reporters” should always be kept far away.

    Liked by 31 people

  6. ristvan says:

    My father and mother are buried at Arlington, in the Columbarium. We wanted a simple ceremony for him as with predeceased Mom, as Dad had specified.
    As he was awarded the only peacetime military neck order upon retirement (for classified stuff, dunno), the senior Arlington AF chaplain called me personally as executor and insisted they were doing the full max ceremony no matter Dad’s wishes: horse drawn caisson with reversed boots, 21 gun salute, fly over. Glad This military brat agreed. Was something.

    Liked by 37 people

    • Pa Hermit says:

      You come from good stock ristvan! Appreciate your lurking and comments! Former ASA member from the Vietnam era, JRH! May you and all the Treepers have a GREAT HOLIDAY this Memorial Day weekend!

      Liked by 9 people

    • AMK says:

      Wow, Ristvan!
      Beautiful family memories and American history….you and
      the Gunny Badger have shared great family stories today…
      (maybe Gunny’s was yesterday?) It’s all really getting blurry!

      Thanks for lurking!

      Liked by 2 people

    • davidb says:

      @ Ristvan…you got 28 “likes” registered. and hundreds like mine to you that are not. You’ve been a very valuable contributor here, possibly the best.

      Liked by 1 person

    • cdquarles says:

      Great to hear! Also a military brat, with several combat vets in the family; plus others that didn’t see combat. Sadly, I failed the physical; so did civilian service that had military reserve attached to it.


  7. #GodBless our #President AND #FLOTUS!

    Much, MUCH! #Respect
    More than I can say of #44..

    Liked by 9 people

  8. PowerCord says:

    Sometimes, watching POTUS and FLOTUS, I actually wish I was on active duty again.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. Sean Supsky says:

    This American President and First Lady LOVE America!

    Liked by 12 people

  10. simona says:

    Love my President and First Lady. Write to to show your support and love.

    Liked by 4 people

  11. RyderLee says:

    May God Bless Our Troops , Past and Present
    Our Inimitable President Trump and First Lady Melania .
    Please , O Lord , Forever Hold Them in Your Hands .

    Liked by 11 people

  12. rebel53blog says:

    I have friends and family buried at Arlington, God Bless President Trump & First Lady Melania Trump

    Liked by 8 people

  13. cliffaheadwolvesbehind says:

    This couple deserves so much more respect and admiration that he gets.
    Every day of his presidency, he is attacked, insulted and disrespected.
    It makes me feel sad when you think how good he really is and how much he loves this country.

    Liked by 13 people

    • nikkichico7 says:

      Each one of those miserable criminals are deep green jealous … envy … 😡 spit 💦💦

      Liked by 4 people

    • 3rdday61 says:

      Cliff,it is only through ignorance or pure evil intent that people can be against President Trump.
      And every day that he is attacked, insulted and disrespected, he can rest assured that he is doing right for the good of the country.
      The hate is for us, The People and our audacity to actually want to be free.
      Sometimes I sure do wish he could just let loose and tell these whiny little losers just exactly where in the hell to get off. I sure couldn’t hold it back. Not without divine intervention, that is.


  14. CorwinAmber says:

    I would hope that someone in his entourage had the foresight to bring along a few Presidential coins for him to hand out as a souvenir of their encounter with the Commander-in-Chief.

    Liked by 3 people

  15. sundance says:

    Liked by 8 people

  16. Rick554 says:

    Can’t wait to read SEN Tom Cotton’s book! Any time you have a chance, visit Arlington. It is truly “Hallowed Ground”

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Serena says:

    I am so proud of our President and First Lady. May God bless them and keep them safe on their trip to Japan,

    Liked by 8 people

  18. grlangworth says:


    Liked by 2 people

  19. boomerbeth says:

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  20. Leonard Hartman says:

    It is comforting to read positive comments about our first couple.


  21. C says:

    Looks like a president. We’ll never get him again but hopefully he can reset the trend.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    Today I read an article that Tom Cotton wrote for Hillsdale College on this very placing of flags at Arlington. he is in that regiment and has taken part in it. The article is in their Imprimis.

    Liked by 3 people

  23. Take time out of your busy schedule. Sit down in a quiet spot where you won’t be interrupted. Carefully read this article from Tom Cotton. And then contemplate what you have just read.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Pyrthroes says:

    Gad! As a (non-combat) veteran in ultra-remote locations, if I were laying wreaths at Arlington and looked up to see this great U.S. President approaching, the salute I’d give would likely break my back.

    Liked by 2 people

  25. LafnH20 says:

    My country tis of thee,
    Sweet land of liberty,
    Of thee I sing.
    Land where my fathers died!
    Land of the Pilgrim’s pride!
    From every mountain side,
    Let freedom ring!

    My native country, thee,
    Land of the noble free,
    Thy name I love.
    I love thy rocks and rills,
    Thy woods and templed hills;
    My heart with rapture fills
    Like that above.

    Let music swell the breeze,
    And ring from all the trees
    Sweet freedom’s song.
    Let mortal tongues awake;
    Let all that breathe partake;
    Let rocks their silence break,
    The sound prolong.

    Our father’s God to, Thee,
    Author of liberty,
    To Thee we sing.
    Long may our land be bright
    With freedom’s holy light;
    Protect us by Thy might,
    Great God, our King!


    Thank You, Sir!!

    Liked by 4 people

  26. Rynn69 says:

    The right person won the Presidency. Thank You, Lord.

    Liked by 2 people

  27. TwoLaine says:

    This is cool. It is the long version of their entire trip to Arlington National Cemetery from the White House. You get to see Melania getting into The Beast at the White House and the full motorcade trip to the cemetery.

    I’ve been working on a 1700s to early 1900s family that lived in this area, one of which is buried at Arlington. Times were much different back then. The transportation would definitely not have been The Beast, but actual beasts would be involved. 🙂


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