Presidential Message Released Commemorating National Purple Heart Day, 2020

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have released a Presidential Message commemorating National Purple Heart Day, 2020. 💜

Presidential Message on National Purple Heart Day, 2020

“General George Washington established the Purple Heart—then known as the Badge of Military Merit—238 years ago today to recognize meritorious service in action during our Nation’s war for independence. Today, the Purple Heart is reserved for military service members wounded or killed in action. On this day, we pay tribute to these men and women, who have suffered and sacrificed so much for our Nation.  The Purple Heart medal, in its present form, bears the profile of General Washington. An American hero of unparalleled stature in our history, George Washington not only inaugurated this award, but he exemplified the uncommon courage, valor, and devotion to our Nation showed by all who receive it. As we commemorate the establishment of one of our Nation’s highest honors, we also reaffirm our support and admiration for the remarkable heroes of America’s Armed Forces.

Statement from President Trump – Afghanistan War.

President Trump has released the following statement regarding the Afghanistan War. “Nearly 19 years ago, American service members went to Afghanistan to root out the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks. In that time, we have made great progress in Afghanistan, but at great cost to our brave service members, to the American taxpayers, and to the people of Afghanistan. When I ran for office, I promised the American people I would begin to bring our troops home, and seek to end this war. We are making substantial progress on that promise.

Enjoy White House Photos of the Week, November 9-15, 2019 (Photo Gallery)

The White House released it’s Photos of the Week for November 9-15, 2019. President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump prepare to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, to begin their trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) 

World War II veteran John “Jack” Foy, of Rochester, N.Y., salutes as he is acknowledged by President Donald J. Trump during a wreath laying ceremony in observance of Veterans Day Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Madison Square Park in New York City.