President Trump honored American Veterans at the White House recently. One survivor of the USS Arizona offered some inspired words.
From ABC News:
After the grand welcome to the Pentagon, the men and their wives met with Defense Secretary James Mattis, followed by a lunch with the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy, Steven Giordano, as well as enlisted sailors.
They then headed to the White House to visit with President Trump, who delivered remarks in the Oval Office.
“For these three World War II veterans, Dec. 7, 1941, the brutal attack on Pearl Harbor, is forever seared into their memories,” Trump said. “It’s also seared into America’s memory, because on that grim day this mighty nation was roused to defend freedom itself.”
“There are many remarkable things that I witness as president, but nothing can take the place of meeting heroes like those with us today,” he added. “In them we see the strength of our nation, the courage of our men and women in uniform, the resolve to never accept failure, and the belief that justice will always triumph.”
Stratton told Trump that the country was “coming together again.”
“All the people we met today, and all the people that were lined along as we went along, you can tell with the military and everything that this country’s coming together again, and we’re going to be there,” he said.
Watch the video:
A survivor of the USS Arizona says "This Country is coming together again and we're gonna be there"
— 🇺🇸Ryan 🇺🇸 (@RyanJensen2018) July 24, 2017
It’s wonderful to see these veterans honored.