America was heard loud and clear Tuesday at a Veterans of Foreign Wars convention where President Trump addressed thousands of men and women who have served our country.
“I am honored to be here in Kansas City, Missouri to pay tribute to the men and women who make freedom possible,” Trump declared “The Veterans of Foreign Wars, you people should be very proud of yourselves. I want to personally thank each and every one of you who served our country in uniform, defended our nation in battle, and protected our great American flag.”
And then he sent the crowd into tumultuous applause by declaring, “We don’t apologize for America anymore. We stand up for America.”
Thousands of voices gave their approval, but they rose into a thunder as the president added, “And we stand up for our national anthem.”
Veterans all throughout the room rose to their feet. Take a look at that moment:
“We are putting America first again, and we are seeing the incredible results,” Trump said.
He also earned massive applause when he declared, “No American left behind” in reference to recovering the remains of fallen Korean war veterans, according to the Daily Caller.
“No one better understands the horrors of wars than the people in this room,” the president continued soberly. “It is the warrior who bears the scars of battle and who prays most fervently for peace. That is why we remember George Washington’s advice, that the best way to preserve peace is to be prepared for war.”
“That is why I’m proud to report that we are now undertaking the greatest rebuilding of our United States military in its history,” the president announced. “We have secured $700 billion for defense this year and $716 billion next year.”
But a truly touching moment took place when a 94-year-old WWII veteran addressed the audience and asked Trump to grant him a very special birthday request.