Melania Trump delivers brief speech to troops in Italy

Melania Trump says she will never forget the women and children she met on her first trip abroad as first lady of the United States.

She has addressed U.S. military personnel at a naval base in Italy before she joins President Donald Trump for the flight back to Washington after nine days on the road. The trip took the Trumps to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Belgium and Italy.

The first lady also thanked the service members for sacrificing on behalf of the U.S. She says it’s because of their “selfless commitment” and the sacrifices their families make that Americans are able to enjoy many freedoms.

Mrs. Trump adds that she’s very proud of how hard the president worked on the trip on behalf of the U.S.

–The Associated Press