First Lady Melania Trump accompanied husband, President Trump, Thursday as they headed to the Korean War Memorial at the National Mall in Washington D.C., for a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.
For the commencement ceremony, Melania donned a black and white polka dot printed wrap midi dress by Rosetta Getty. The Apron Wrap Polka Dotted Printed cotton shirtdress was updated for Rosetta Getty Resort 2020 with a Bauhaus-inspired dot print motif. It features a pointed collar, a front button placket, long sleeves with button barrel cuffs, and an apron tie-waist. It retailed for $1,300 but it is on sale for $1,040 at Farfetch.com.
As for footwear, Melania sported a white pumps from Manolo Blahnik. These pointed stilettos retail for $665 and is available for purchase at Neiman Marcus.
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During the ceremony, both Melania and President Trump stood before the wreath of flowers in a moment of silence. As the military trumpeter played “Taps,” Melania placed her hand over her heart as President Trump saluted.
Shortly after paying their respect, the first couple went on to greet U.S. Korean War veterans in attendance, stopping to speak privately for several minutes. Trump also saluted each and every veteran he spoke to.
“Appreciate it. Thank you very much. We’ll take good care of all of you,” Trump was overheard telling one of the veterans.
Following the ceremony, both the president and the First Lady were given a brief tour of the Korean War Veterans Memorial by a National Park Service official. Located on the southeast of the Lincoln Memorial, the memorial consists of a granite wall with stainless steel statues of soldiers in front of it. Images of troops moving by sea, land, and air sandblasted onto the surface of the wall.
Nineteen stainless steel figures, including members from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, are situated in the center of the memorial space. It is dedicated to U.S Armed Forces that served and sacrificed during the 3-year Korean War. The reflection of the statues on the granite wall shows 38 soldiers that represented the 38th parallel, the dividing line of North and South Korea. The Pool of Remembrance has the inscriptions of soldiers killed, wounded, missing in action, and held as prisoners during the Korean War.