President Donald Trump honored 12-year-old Preston Sharp at Tuesday night’s State of the Union.
“Here tonight is Preston Sharp, a 12-year-old boy from Redding, California, who noticed that veterans’ graves were not marked with flags on Veterans Day,” Trump told the House chamber. “He decided to change that, and started a movement that has now placed 40,000 flags at the graves of our great heroes.”
“Preston,” POTUS continued, “A job well done.”
First lady Melania Trump, who was sitting right next to Preston, patted the young boy on the shoulder as he stood to raucous applause from the chamber.
“Young patriots like Preston teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans,” Trump continued. “Preston’s reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem.”