Monday night at the White House Gold Star families gathered at the request of President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump for an event to honor them and the loved ones they have lost.
The first lady defined Gold Star families, those whose immediate family member died while serving in the military during wartime, “they are a unique and distinct category of individuals who should be cherished.”
“These families have endured the ultimate in pain and sacrifice on behalf of our country, and I am honored to have spent the evening with them. My husband and I commit to always pay tribute to our active service military, veterans, and the families who love them,” she added according to the White House.
National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, a retired General, also hosted the reception with the President and first lady.
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In the morning, President Trump will receive his daily intelligence briefing.
He will then announce the Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative.
In the afternoon, he’s having lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
In the evening, along with Melania, he will host a reception for Gold Star Families.