WASHINGTON, March 13, 2018 — President Donald J Trump today thanked the men and women of the military for their service and highlighted his commitment to increased defense spending and national security in a speech at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.
Service members have the love and support of the American people, Trump said at the start of his address. He thanked military families for backing their loved ones, saying none of what the military does would be possible without that support.
Inspiration to Young Americans
Speaking at an air hangar, the president commended the Marines in the audience for their bravery and commitment, saying they are an inspiration to countless young Americans who dream of serving in that military branch.
“Your devotion fills our allies and our families with confidence,” Trump said. “Your courage fills our enemies with dread.”
Marines, he said, are faithful to mission and country and have a legendary heritage -- the first into battle and the first to fight. “Marines never give up, never give in, never retreat and never ever surrender,” the president said.