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Parade speech on Trump Veterans Day: Trump tells veterans in New York that "the nation is forever in their debt"



President Trump gave a history class at the New York Veterans Day Parade on Monday and returned to his hometown and state on the occasion of the holiday. Mr. Trump and the First Lady also attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Madison Square Park.

"For every veteran of the war, the fame of your actions will increase with time," Mr. Trump said. "This city is adorned with your presence, this nation is forever in your debt and we thank you all."

He noted the presence of World War II veterans, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the war on terror.

"You are the reason why our hearts swell with pride, our enemies tremble with fear and our nation thrives in freedom."

This year, the parade honors the marines of the nation. The President noted that it is particularly well-suited to honor veterans in New York City.

"It's very good that the Veterans Day Parade starts right here in New York City," said Trump. "Since the earliest days of our nation, New York has embodied the American spirit and has been at the heart of our nation's history of daring and defiance."

  President Trump gives a speech during the New York Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2019 in New York.
President Trump gives a speech during the New York Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2019 in New York.

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP on Getty Images


Mr. Trump is the first sitting president to attend the event. The address comes days after a court ruled that the president must donate $ 2 million to charities, including veterans, after the Trump Foundation's funds from a veterans fundraising effort in January 2016 were allegedly used instead for political purposes. Veteran Minister Robert Wilkie, who was asked for a reaction from the President who admitted abusing funds, said Friday, "I have no response." The President's report on veterans' issues speaks for itself.

Mr. Trump's speech precedes a particularly hectic and historic week in Washington. Wednesday marked the first day of the public hearing in the impeachment investigation against the President, along with a visit and a White House press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Trump near the Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2019 in New York City. "height =" 413 "width =" 620 "class =" lazyload "srcset =" https://cbsnews3.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2019/11/11/a6adc327-c115-4051-8d8b-a94c442e2dc2 /thumbnail/620×413/02c193f59d99120824a7dab2d4ff02c9/gettyimages-1181704720.jpg 1x, https://cbsnews2.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2019/11/11/a6adc327-c115-4051-8d8b-a94c442e2dc2/thumbnail/1240×826/ 03f6bc88c13950ad1037b3c6e43c8a8c / gettyimages-1181704720.jpg 2x "srcset =" data: image / svg + xml,% 3Csvg% 20xmlns% 3D'http% 3A% 2F% 2Fwww.w3.org% 2F2000% 2Fsvg '% 20viewBox% 3D'0% 200% 20620% 20413 '% 2F% 3E "/>

A protestant holds up a sign when she attends a rally against President Trump near the Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2019 in New York City. [19659011] JOHANNES EISELE / AFP about Getty Images


While the President spoke on Monday, there was a large sign in the windows of a building near the square "IMPEACH". From the crowd was heard how he was locked up.

  Trump NYC Veteran's Day Parade
In the windows of an office building near Madison Square Park, a sign of impeachment is issued before President Trump's speech opens the 100th New York Veterans Day Parade on 11 November 2019.

Seth Wenig / AP


Mr. Trump has announced that he moved his residence from New York to Florida where he lives whenever his presidency ends.


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