President George W. Bush took a moment this Memorial Day to recognize the many fallen service men and women who died in the line of duty protecting our country.
“Today, we remember the fallen. We embrace their families. And we vow to honor their sacrifice by never taking for granted the freedom and security they gave us,” the 43rd president wrote in a social media post.
“In the words of President Lincoln, ‘that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.'”
President Obama also took a moment Monday morning to recognize the fallen with a tweet and an accompanying photo of himself and his wife Michelle at Arlington National Cemetery. (RELATED: Donald Trump Honors Fallen Soldiers In Speech At Arlington Cemetery On Memorial Day)
Forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of all who fought to protect our freedoms and defend this country we love. pic.twitter.com/y7IQltbEz9
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 29, 2017
“Forever grateful for the service and sacrifice of all who fought to protect our freedoms and defend this country we love,” the 44th president wrote.
Current president Donald Trump paid his respects to the fallen and their families when he visited Arlington National Cemetery Monday morning.
Today we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving. Thank you, God bless your families & God bless the USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2017
He also participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.