President Donald Trump honored Civil Rights heroes in a speech on Saturday.
Trump said that the memories of Civil Rights heroes “are carved in stone as American heroes. That is what Medger Evers was. He was a great American hero.”
The president continued, “That is what others honored in this museum were–true American heroes. Today we strive to be worthy of their sacrifice. We pray for inspiration from their example. We want our country to be a place where every child from every background can grow up free from fear, innocent of hatred, and surrounded by love, opportunity and hope. Today we pay solemn tribute to our heroes of the past and dedicate ourselves to building a future of freedom, equality, justice, and peace.”
“And I want to congratulate your great governor and all of the people in this room who were so inspirational to so many others to get out and get this done. This is an incredible tribute. Not only to the state of Mississippi, a state that I love, a state where I’ve had great success, this is a tribute to our nation at the highest level. This is a great thing you’ve done. And I want to congratulate you and just say God bless you and God bless America. Thank you very much,” he added.