In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of the American life. Our motto is “in God we trust.”

And we celebrate our police, our military, and our amazing veterans as heroes who deserve our total and unwavering support.

Here tonight is Preston Sharp, a 12-year-old boy from Redding, California, who noticed that veterans’ graves were not marked with flags on Veterans Day. He decided to change that, and started a movement that has now placed 40,000 flags at the graves of our great heroes. Preston: a job well done.

Young patriots like Preston teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans. 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.

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Foto: Preston Sharp. Til høyre for Melania Trump, politimannen Ryan Holets. Han fant en heroin-avhengig, gravid mor og lovte å ta vare på barnet. De har tatt det til seg og kalt det Hope. Washington 30 januar 2018. Foto: Leah Mills/Reuters/Scanpix