President Trump made a visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center Thursday afternoon to visit wounded warriors injured overseas.
During his visit, the president awarded the Purple Heart to a soldier being treated at the facility.
One of the most powerful moments of my life watching @POTUS give the Purple Heart to this American Hero. Amazed by the strength and resilience of the men and women in our Armed Forces. pic.twitter.com/AtoaboF4DE— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) December 21, 2017
According to the Department of Veteran's Affairs, the Purple Heart is, "one of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces" and is America's older military award. It is earned by those injured or killed in action.
Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise trip to Afghanistan today and will visit U.S. troops stationed in country just days before Christmas.