AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – President Donald Trump is visiting a row of 23 crosses, one for each person killed by an Alabama tornado.
Trump and his wife, Melania, held hands Friday as they observed a moment of silence in front of each of the markers erected near a church.
Each cross bears the victim’s name and a red heart. Flowers and stuffed animals have been left at the base of the crosses in remembrance of each victim who was killed after Sunday’s powerful tornado that bore down on the rural town of Beauregard, Alabama. Messages have also been left at the crosses.
Trump surveyed the damage on Friday, meeting with local officials and victims. He also visited a makeshift disaster relief center set up at the church.