UPDATED 6:23 AM PT — Tuesday, May 28, 2019
President Trump is heading back to Washington, following his four-day visit to Japan. Before leaving Japan, the president and First Lady Melania gave a Memorial Day address to American service members aboard the USS Wasp in Yokosuka.
The president praised the brave men and women who serve our country, calling them the face of American strength and power in the Pacific. He also touted the relationship between the U.S. and Japan, saying the alliance between the two nations has never been stronger.
The president then gave a special shout out to the men and women serving on the warship:
“Every day the men and women of the 7th Fleet live out their motto: ‘Ready power for peace.’ You faced down terrorism and render aid in the wake of devastating natural disasters and I’ve seen what you do. Incredible. You proudly patrol the Yellow Sea, the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea and the South China Sea. You defend your homeland and our allies against missile attack with our most advanced radar and weapons systems in the world.”
Earlier in the day, President Trump made history, again, by becoming the first U.S. president in modern history to set foot upon a Japanese warship.