American soldiers who made the sacrifice to secure their country were showered with gratitude from first lady Melania Trump.
The first lady visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on Wednesday,and spoke with two wounded soldiers and their families, and presented the Purple Heart to a third military member. Walter Reed provides services to over 1 million beneficiaries each year.
“God bless all of our men & women in uniform, thank you for the sacrifices you make in order to keep us all safe,” Trump’s spokesperson Stephanie Grisham wrote in context to the visit.
First lady Melania also shared images from her trip, writing in a caption, “Prayers for a swift recovery & thank you to the incredible leadership & staff at Walter Reed. God bless all our men & women who serve!”
During her visit, the first lady presented the Purple Heart award, a decoration awarded to military members wounded or killed while serving, to a military member injured while serving our country.
“I want to thank the service members I met today,” said first lady Melania.
“As each of them recovers, we are reminded of the cost of our country’s security. I am grateful to each of these warriors and their families for what they sacrifice for our country. The President and I will always stand with our men and women in uniform. I also want to thank all the medical leadership and staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the care and support they give our military members.” She continued.
First lady Melania shared pictures of the visit on Twitter along with expressing her honor to meet some of Americas wounded warriors.
“Wonderful to be back at @WRBethesda today. It was an honor to present the Purple Heart & meet some of our wounded warriors. Prayers for a swift recovery & thank you to the incredible leadership & staff at Walter Reed. God bless all our men & women who serve!” Melania posted.
At a recent trip to Fort Bragg in North Carolina to visit military families on April 15, first lady Melania explained how it is a “great honor to be first lady of this incredible country” and opened up about her desire to serve as the first lady for a second term.