President Donald Trump honors Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day: Gets backlash on Twitter

Updated On 29 May, 2018 Published On

President Donal Trump joined the Americans at Arlington National Cemetery on the Memorial Day, May 28, paying respect to those fallen soldiers who gave their lives for the country, who shed their blood to remove the dirt of injustice.

Honoring those soldiers, Trump said,

Our fallen heroes have not only written our history, they have shaped our destiny, 

Said Trump, speaking at the cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater. 

They inspired their communities and uplifted their country and provided the best example of courage, virtue, and valor the world will ever know. They fought and bled and died so that America would forever remain safe and strong and free.

They came from every generation — from towering cities and windswept prairies, from privilege and from poverty,

he said. 

VIDEO: President Donald Trump addresses the 'FALLEN SOLDIERS' on the occasion of Memorial Day

They were generals and privates, captains and corporals of every race, color and of every creed. But they were all brothers and sisters in arms. And they were all united then, as they are united now, forever, by their undying love of our great country.

Not long before the ceremony, Trump used the Memorial Day's theme to show the respect the soldiers deserve. He tweeted,

Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud of how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!

Addressing Trump's tweet, retired Army General Martin Dempsey, who also served as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during Barack Obama's regime, lectured Trump, tweeting,

This day, of all days of the year, should not be about any one of us," he wrote. "No matter how prestigious or powerful, no matter how successful we perceive ourselves to be. Rather, this day should be about those who gave their lives so that we could live ours in freedom.