President Donald Trump and Melania Trump hosted a White House event to honor military mothers and spouses, who were eager to show their appreciation for their commander-in-chief and the first lady. Senior Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway was present at the event, as well as Ivanka Trump and Karen Pence.
Melania was the picture of grace and decorum in a double-breasted navy blue dress with a matching navy patent leather belt as she thanked military mothers and spouses alike for the sacrifices they make every single day for the good of our country.
She spoke in the East Room of the White House, stating: “Mother’s Day, which is this Sunday, is celebrated just one time per year. I don’t know about all of you, but I think mothers should be celebrated each and every day. As a mother myself, I know what goes into raising a child. It takes an incredible amount of strength, a lot of time, a generous amount of patience, and all of your love. As moms, we are so incredibly privileged to be able to bring children into this world and be a part of helping them grow into adults.”
Melania continued speaking of the bonds of motherhood and the dedication and sacrifice required of a military mother as they send their babies to the various parts of the world. The first lady praised the mothers in the room for their dedication to their country, their families, and their spouses.
“Children bring us endless amount of both joy and fear, they fill us with pride through their triumphs, and they love us in a manner that only other mothers can understand.
Because of the powerful bond between a mother and her child, when they feel emotions, so do we. Whether they are happy or nervous, sad or excited, we feel those things with them. I think it is one of the most powerful and beautiful parts of motherhood.
Today, I want to take this opportunity to let you all know that as mothers who are members of the military community, you deserve recognition for not only your love for your children but for the dedication and sacrifice you make on behalf of our country each and every day.”
“She’s become a very, very popular first lady!” Trump stated of Melania as he introduced his wife to the group of over 300 military mothers and spouses. In response, the group let out large cheers and whoops of praise for the first lady.