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Melania Digs In For Tree Planting At WH: ‘We’re Honored To Make A Place Here For Another Historical Monument’ [PHOTOS]

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Melania Trump didn’t let her high heels stop her from digging in and helping to plant a tree at the White House Monday.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump (2nd R) and Richard Gatchell Jr. (R), fifth generation grandson of President James Monroe, participate in a tree planting ceremony on the south grounds of the White House August 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. The tree comes from the original Eisenhower Oak located near the Kennedy Garden that was excavated from the grounds earlier this year. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. first lady Melania Trump (2nd R) and Richard Gatchell Jr. (R), fifth generation grandson of President James Monroe, participate in a tree planting ceremony on the south grounds of the White House August 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. The tree comes from the original Eisenhower Oak located near the Kennedy Garden that was excavated from the grounds earlier this year. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The first lady was joined for the planting of the sapling — which originally came from the Eisenhower Oak tree located in the Kennedy Garden that was removed earlier this year — by Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower, and Richard Emory Gatchell, Jr., a fifth-generation grandson of President James Monroe.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump (L) takes part in a tree planting ceremony on the south grounds of the White House August 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. The tree comes from the original Eisenhower Oak located near the Kennedy Garden that was excavated from the grounds earlier this year. Joining the first lady is Mary Jean Eisenhower (C), granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Gatchell Jr. (2nd L), fifth generation grandson of President James Monroe. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. first lady Melania Trump (L) takes part in a tree planting ceremony on the south grounds of the White House August 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

“Thank you very much for coming today. We’re honored to make a place here for another historical monument — how you say, right? It’s a very special day,” she explained at the tree planting ceremony, according to a White House pool report.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump (C) takes part in a tree planting ceremony on the south grounds of the White House August 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. The tree comes from the original Eisenhower Oak located near the Kennedy Garden that was excavated from the grounds earlier this year. Joining the first lady is Mary Jean Eisenhower (R), granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Gatchell Jr. (L), fifth generation grandson of President James Monroe. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. first lady Melania Trump (C) takes part in a tree planting ceremony on the south grounds of the White House August 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

“I want to thank the National Park Services for doing an amazing job in keeping the White House grounds in beautiful shape and the whole of America in good shape,” she added. “I also want to thank the White House Historical Association for putting together the summit.”

FLOTUS continued, “It’s the first day. So good luck with the summit. Thank you all for coming. It’s a beautiful tree that we will plant today.”

US First Lady Melania Trump participates in a tree planting ceremony of a sapling from the original Eisenhower Oak tree that was removed from the grounds last year, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018, (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Melania Trump participates in a tree planting ceremony of a sapling from the original Eisenhower Oak tree that was removed from the grounds last year.  (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

At one point, Gatchell was overheard asking Trump if it was her “first planting.” She replied, “Yes, this is the first.”

US First Lady Melania Trump participates in a tree planting ceremony alongside Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Emory Gatchell, Jr., a fifth generation grandson of President James Monroe (L), as they use shovels to put dirt on a sapling from the original Eisenhower Oak tree that was removed from the grounds last year, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018, (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Melania Trump participates in a tree planting ceremony alongside Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Emory Gatchell, Jr., a fifth generation grandson of President James Monroe (L), as they use shovels to put dirt on a sapling from the original Eisenhower Oak tree that was removed from the grounds last year, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on August 27, 2018, (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

A video shared a short time later on Twitter by Fox News captured the great moment.