Rewatch the emotional moment between a veteran and President Trump in Vietnam

One Vietnam War veteran could not hold his tears back when President Trump honored him and others during his foreign policy trip to Asia.

Trump visited a former American airbase in Danang, Vietnam to meet with and honor veterans of the Vietnam War in a Veterans Day event organized by the Greatest Generations Foundation. The nonprofit is dedicated to“honoring the sacrifices of veterans by returning them to their former battlegrounds, cemeteries and memorials to ensure that their legacies are recorded and retold in perpetuity to future generations.”

Among the veterans at the event was Max Morgan of Santa Clarita, Calif. Morgan battled emotions as he thanked the president for his support.

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U.S. President Donald Trump embraces veteran Max Morgan during an event to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the war in Vietnam, as part of a visit to Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump embraces veteran Max Morgan during an event to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the war in Vietnam, as part of a visit to Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump embraces veteran Max Morgan during an event to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the war in Vietnam, as part of a visit to Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump embraces veteran Max Morgan during an event to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the war in Vietnam, as part of a visit to Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump embraces veteran Max Morgan during an event to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the war in Vietnam, as part of a visit to Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks before signing a proclamation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War during an event with U.S. military veterans in Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks before signing a proclamation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War during an event with U.S. military veterans in Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks before signing a proclamation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War during an event with U.S. military veterans in Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
U.S. military veterans applaud remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump before he signs a proclamation commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War during an event with U.S. military veterans in Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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“From my heart, thank you for your support of the military, and it’s an honor to be here as one of seven Vietnam veterans representing the 58,000 heroes who never made it home,” he said.

Trump embraced Morgan in a hug as the veteran teared up on the president’s shoulder.

Trump also shared a message of thanks on Veterans Day:

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