Doing something former President Barrack Obama never did for veterans. President Trump respectfully recognized several veterans, inviting them to the White House on Friday to celebrate Medal of Honor Day.
The holiday, which under Obama was only irregularly recognized, honors veterans who are Medal of Honor recipients.
“You are the soul of a nation and a grateful republic salutes you,” Trump said. “Each of you has risen above the call of duty in defense of our country, our people and our flag.”
Around 25 veterans were invited to the Oval Office with President Trump.
The president said it was a “great honor” to share the room with the “very brave” honorees.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017
President Obama visited the Arlington National Cemetery in 2009 on Medal of Honor Day, but the holiday has otherwise rarely been formally observed.