“To every child in America who has lost a mom or a dad in the line of duty, I want you to know your parents are American heroes — American heroes.”
Those were just some of the touching and heartfelt words that were spoken by President Trump yesterday at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. The president was there to honor all the police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty and their families. One young boy who was attending received a special gift from President Trump himself.
The video has gone viral, showing the president recognizing Micah, the 6-year-old son of a fallen officer. He reached under the podium to retrieve the hat he had brought with him. Because it was so windy, he had not put it on but instead found a much better purpose for it.
The video shows President Trump tossing the hat to the child who lost his father last year after a gun battle in Phoenix, Arizona.
“So we’ll leave off the hat. And this is for you, Micah. That’s for our beautiful Micah down there.”
The president spoke about the sacrifice of the officers and the fact that America finally has a leader who recognizes the true value of law enforcement.
“They died keeping us safe. They are the pride of our nation. And we will hold them in our hearts always and forever. Their sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. I want you to know that patriotic Americans of all backgrounds truly support and love our police.”
In addition to his speech, President Trump lit the White House blue in a show of respect and remembrance of the fallen officers, something Obama had previously refused to do.
Micah may be too young to realize the significance of yesterday’s events. He is simply a little boy whose father made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. The American people understand, the war against law enforcement is finally being confronted.
President Trump reiterated that promise yesterday, saying he wanted everyone, “to know that my administration is determined — totally determined — to restore law and order and justice for all Americans, and we’re going to do it quickly. And a very sad thing is that many of today’s politicians don’t want to say that, don’t want to talk about that because it’s not politically correct or they think it might hurt them with the voters. I will say it and I will talk about it proudly.”