Trump Pays Tribute to Military for Independence Day

July 3, 2018 Updated: July 3, 2018

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.—President Donald Trump paid tribute to the military on the eve of the nation’s 242nd Independence Day at a “Salute to Service” dinner at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

“Americans of every generation have given their last breath, their last measure of love, and their final moments on this earth in defense of their country and their countrymen,” Trump said.

“Let us always remember that we are one people, in one nation, saluting one great American flag.”

A veteran listens to President Donald Trump speak at the Salute to Service Dinner in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., on July 3, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)

Trump received a warm welcome from the festive crowd of veterans from all branches of the military, as well as renowned golfers such as Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson. The Greenbrier is home to an annual PGA Tour stopover, which doubles as a military tribute.

Trump reminded everyone, as they celebrate the Fourth of July, to think of the military personnel serving overseas.

“We will thank God for blessing us with these unbelievable heroes,” he said.

Trump is hosting a military picnic at the White House on July 4.

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