State of the Union: President Trump honors Veterans, addresses VA reforms

President Trump’s second State of the Union address was his platform to introduce the “agenda of the American People.” For more than an hour and 20 minutes the president challenged Americans to choose greatness, paid homage to crucial moments in our country’s history and expressed his continued commitment to improving VA for our Veterans.

“This year, America will recognize two important anniversaries that show us the majesty of America’s mission, and the power of American pride,” said Trump.

The president fiAmerica’sred D-Day Veterans Pfc. Joseph Reilly, Staff Sgt. Irving Locker, and Sgt. Herman Zeitchik. The special guests, who fought to liberate Europe 75 years ago during World War II, were greeted by a standing ovation. Buzz Aldrin, an Air Force Veteran, Apollo 11 crew member and one of the first men to walk on the moon, was also honored by the president.

President Trump recognizes D-Day Veterans Pfc. Joseph Reilly, Staff Sgt. Irving Locker, and Sgt. Herman Zeitchik during State of the Union Address.

“In the 20th century, America saved freedom, transformed science, redefined the middle class, and when you get down to it – there’s nothing anywhere in the world that can compete with America,” said the President. “Now, we must step boldly and bravely into the next chapter of this great American adventure.”

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President Trump also highlighted the bipartisan nature of VA reform and how – after decades of trying to address issues – improvements were finally made to the transparency