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.

President Trump Presented the Congressional Medal Of Honor to MSgt Matthew Williams, US Army, October 30, 2019.

President Trump, congressional leaders & military leaders (including 5 previous MOH recipients) gathered in the East Room of the White House to present the nations highest military award to Master Sargent Matthew Williams, US Army, Green Beret. https://youtu.be/toldy_f5kUY
President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor to MSgt Matt Williams, US Army

MSgt Williams was presented the Congressional Medal of Honor (MOH) for outstanding acts of gallantry and heroism, while serving in Afghanistan on April 6th, 2008. He went above the call of duty to save many lives, while putting himself in harms way. MSgt Williams grew up in the small town of Boerne, Texas. During the ceremony President Trump read the citation of award to those in attendance before presenting MSgt Williams the MOH.

President Trump will be awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Matthew O. Williams, US Army on October 30th, 2019

The Army YouTube video above is a brief overview of MSgt Williams’ courageous actions. 

President Donald J. Trump will be awarding the Congressional Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Matthew O. Williams’, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry displayed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The presentation of his award will be on October 27, 2019, at the White House . The White House’s press release information with MSgt Williams’ personal background is provided :

Office of the Press Secretary, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 10, 2019President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Honor On October 30, 2019, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Master Sergeant Matthew O. Williams, United States Army, for conspicuous gallantry while serving as a Weapons Sergeant in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  On April 6, 2008, while serving as a member of a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha 3336, Special Operations Task Force-33, assault element, then-Sergeant Williams exposed himself to insurgent fire multiple times while rescuing other members of the assault element and evacuating numerous casualties. In the face of rocket-propelled grenade, sniper, and machine gun fire, Sergeant Williams led an Afghan Commando element across a fast-moving, ice cold, and waist-deep river to fight its way up a terraced mountain to the besieged lead element of the assault force. Sergeant Williams then set up a base of fire that the enemy was not able to overcome.

VA Secretary Wilkie was seen having a good time at the White House’s Easter Reading Nook. 📕🐰

VA Sec Robert Wilkie took a minute of his time to read to the children at the White House’s Easter Reading Nook. The Reading Nook was just one of the many fun activities on the south lawn during this years White House Easter Egg Roll. #EggRoll19 #EggRoll2019

Note: “The Honorable Robert Wilkie was nominated by President Trump to serve as the tenth Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 23, 2018, and sworn in on July 30, 2018. Mr. Wilkie previously served as the acting Secretary of VA from March 28 to May 29, 2018.