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Melania Trump Visited Wounded Soldiers at Walter Reed to Present a Purple Heart

Junie Sihlangu
May 23, 2019
12:27 P.M.
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On Wednesday, First Lady Melania Trump visited the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. There she met “wounded warriors” while dressed in a classy gown.

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Melania Trump presented a Purple Heart while visiting wounded soldiers at a Military Medical Center. A couple of images were posted on her Instagram of her special visit.

For the occasion, she wore a wrap-around navy blue and white striped dress that almost reached her ankles. She completed her classy outfit with brown high heels.

First Lady Melania Trump at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center | Photo: Instagram/flotus

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Her Instagram caption for her photos read:

“Wonderful to be back at @WRBethesda today. It was an honor to present the Purple Heart & meet some of our wounded warriors. Prayers for a swift recovery & thank you to the incredible leadership & staff at Walter Reed. God bless all our men & women who serve!”

The first lady met service members and families during her visit. According to a press release from her office, Trump presented a Purple Heart to honor a “wounded warrior recently injured during combat.”

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Speaking at the event she said:

“I want to thank the service members I met today. As each of them recovers, we are reminded of the cost of our country’s security. I am grateful to each of these warriors and their families for what they sacrifice for our country.”

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The first lady added:

“The President and I will always stand with our men and women in uniform. I also want to thank all the medical leadership and staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the care and support they give our military members.”

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the White House Historical Association Dinner | Photo: Getty Images

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Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham posted an update when the first lady left the venue. Grisham wrote:

“.@flotus has just departed @WRBethesda after an off the record stop to visit w wounded warriors. God bless all of our men & women in uniform, thank you for the sacrifices you make in order to keep us all safe.”

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Last Wednesday, the first lady wore a $6,000 Akris blue and black floor-length sleeveless gown to help welcome attendees at the White House Historical Association gala dinner held in the East Room. Her husband, President Donald Trump was on hand to make a speech while wearing a black tuxedo with a black bow-tie.

The annual event is a celebration of the nonprofit group founded by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961.

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