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President Trump celebrates service members ahead of July 4

He praised "Americans of every generation" who have served in the armed forces.

July 03, 2018 - 9:33 pm
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President Donald Trump celebrated active-duty service members and veterans during a military tribute on the eve of Independence Day.

The president spoke Tuesday during a "Salute to Service" charity dinner at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. He praised "Americans of every generation" who have served in the armed forces.

The event was held in conjunction with the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic, which has been rechristened as "A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier." The venerable resort is owned by the state's Republican governor, presidential ally Jim Justice.

Highlighting his efforts to boost spending for the military, Trump said, "As the golfers can tell you, the stronger we get, the less likely it is that we will have to use it."

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