Thanks for human rights【Reply by e-mail from President Trump 2018-08-02】 August 1, 2018 Thank you for your email. I appreciate you taking the time to send me your thoughts and suggestions.
On June 12, 2018, I held a historic summit with Chairman Kim Jong Un of North Korea. One of the outcomes of this bilateral meeting was the recovery and repatriation of the remains of Americans who were prisoners of war or missing in action. Today, Vice President Mike Pence will oversee the return of the remains of fallen American service members to American soil.
The United States owes a profound debt of gratitude to those brave Americans who gave their lives in service to their country. It is a solemn obligation of the United States Government to ensure that the remains are handled with dignity and properly accounted for so their families receive them in an honorable manner. Today’s actions represent a significant first step to recommence the repatriation of remains from North Korea and to resume field operations in North Korea to search for the estimated 5,300 Americans who have not yet returned home.
Melania and I pray that today’s developments will finally provide the Gold Star Families of these courageous soldiers with peace and comfort. May God bless and continue to watch over our Nation’s Armed Forces.