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Trump, at Arlington, called fallen service members 'angels sent to us by God'


WATCH | President Trump lays a wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

President Trump marked Memorial Day by visiting Arlington National Cemetery and honoring fallen U.S. service members.

His appearance marked his first public comments since his nine-day trip abroad, which included stops in Italy and Israel.

"They were all angels sent to us by God," said Trump in reference to fallen service members.

Trump told the stories of Robert, Chris and Andrew, three service members who died serving their country. He publicly thanked relatives of the fallen soldiers present at the event.

"Words cannot wipe away the tears or bring back those smiling faces," he said, and asked Americans to remember that those fallen soldiers "pushed away the night" to bring them "dawn."

President Donald Trump attends a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump attends the wreath laying ceremony. (Associated Press photo)

Before the event, he tweeted his appreciation for service members.

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