President Donald Trump got the biggest applause lines during his first State of the Union address
It came when he mentioned the importance of standing for the National Anthem.
It is a remark that served as a subtle jab at NFL players protesting racial injustice and police brutality.
The remarks on the anthem came when President Donald Trump spoke about Preston Sharp. a 12-year old boy from Redding, California, who organized a campaign to place flags on the graves of 40.000 veterans after noticing that many veterans’ graves were not marked with flags on Veterans Day.
According to our source, IJR, the First Lady Melania Trump took her seat next to Preston and Trump praised him for his actions. “Young patriots like Preston teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans,” the President said. “Preston’s reverence for those who have served our nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the Pledge of Allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem.”
Ahead of the address, the White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced during a press briefing that Sharp would be attending and highlighted his goal to honor veterans in all 50 states and challenge others to do the same.
“Mr. Sharp has organized the placement of more than 40,000 American flags and red carnations on soldiers’ graves as part of his goal to honor veterans in all 50 states and to challenge others to join the flag and flower challenge,” Sarah said.
Then she summarized: “Some of these individuals’ stories are heroic, some are patriotic, others are tragic. But all of them represent the unbreakable American spirit and will inspire our nation to continue growing stronger, prouder and more prosperous.”