President Trump addressed New York City’s annual Veteran’s Day Parade Monday; saying the period of remembrance and gratitude is meant to honor “the greatest warriors ever to walk the face of the Earth.”
“Today, we come together as one Nation to salute the Veterans of the United States Armed Forces – the greatest warriors ever to walk on the face of the Earth. Our Veterans risked everything for us. Now, it is our duty to serve and protect THEM every day of our lives!” posted the President on social media.
Today, we come together as one Nation to salute the Veterans of the United States Armed Forces – the greatest warriors ever to walk on the face of the Earth. Our Veterans risked everything for us. Now, it is our duty to serve and protect THEM every day of our lives! pic.twitter.com/vC3UGvWF9S
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2019
The 11-11 Pledge is a nationwide effort to inspire a renewed spirit toward the true meaning of Veterans Day, 11-11, and to honor and appreciate our veterans in a meaningful and memorable way like never before, from classrooms to corporations to communities.
Building Homes for Heroes began the 11-11 Pledge in 2018 to unite our country behind our heroes on our nation’s only holiday devoted to our veterans. All it takes is $11 to make a difference in the lives of wounded veterans and their families. In honor of Veterans Day, the organization will gift 11 homes in 11 weeks for the second straight year across the country. Of these homes, nine are Purple Heart recipients and two have received the Silver Star. It’s an accomplishment that the organization plans to do again next year and every year.
“The goal of the 11-11 Pledge is to generate a renewed enthusiasm and revival across the country of the true meaning and spirit of Veterans Day, so children and students in elementary school, middle school, high schools and universities, and all Americans from sea to shining sea will be unified under a sense of patriotism and compassion for all,” said Building Homes for Heroes Founder Andy Pujol. “What more beautiful way to honor all the heroic men and women who have sacrificed so much for our great country?”
WATCH: Trump Invites 94-Year-Old Veteran to the Oval Office, Fulfills LIFELONG Dream
President Trump granted a 94-year-old WWII Veteran his “lifelong dream” Tuesday, inviting the proud service member to the Oval Office while speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Kansas City.
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking alongside Sgt. Alan Jones when the man abruptly asked the President if he and his family could visit the White House, saying “My children are watching me today, hopefully, to know that their dad got to stand beside the President of the United States.”
95 year old WWII Veteran Alan Jones asked President Trump to help fulfill his lifetime goal of visiting The Oval Office. @realDonaldTrump emphatically agreed to his request. pic.twitter.com/wYRSAOKZkE
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 24, 2018
“Mr. President I want to ask you something,” said the WWII veteran. “I’m going to be 95-years of age April 11th of next year, hopefully you’ll allow me to bring my family into the Oval Office in DC.”
“Yes, anytime you want to” said the President.
Watch the touching moment above.
WATCH LIVE: President Trump Speaks at New York City’s Veteran’s Day Parade
President Trump attended New York City’s Veteran’s Day Parade Monday morning; celebrating the heroic men and women who have served and are currently serving in the United States military.
Watch the President’s comments live below: