Earlier today, President Trump honored both civilians and first responders involved in August's unfortunate mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio & El Paso, Texas.
President Trump awarded the Medal of Valor to six Dayton law enforcement officials, which is the highest possible national honor that can be given to US public safety officers. He also presented certificates of commendation to five of the civilians involved in the El Paso shooting.
The President was quoted as saying, "In the midst of such profound anguish, one memory fills us with hope. When evil showed its hideous face, Americans of all walks of life rose up -- and they did, they rose up -- they defied fear, they stared down death to protect the innocent. And stand tall they did just for righteous and for good."
Although the Medal of Valor is only awarded once a year, Attorney General William Barr stated at the same White House ceremony that today is an exception to the rule and that these heroes deserve recognition.
Finally, a President that recognizes and awards heroism in his citizens.
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